Friday, 7 August 2015

Summer Fair

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Something of an experiment, this; but since we’d done so well with the Autumn Fair it seemed worth trying a summer event. Inevitably, we were in competition with a number of other events on the same day, but the weather was kind to us, and we had enthusiastic support from several outside stall-holders who are becoming regulars at St Dyfnog’s fund-raising days: Huw’s Pictures (drawings of scenes around Denbigh), Femme Fatale (bags, scarves and accessories), Jacquie Dutton (hand-made cards), Vintage Mary Dei (vintage clothing), Sheila Dooley (honey, jams, chutneys and beeswax candles) and Little Dragons Face Painters all helped the day to go with a swing, and said it was well worthwhile for them.

Critter Capers provided visitors with something a little different: Andrew Barkley and Alice Naylor take animals, reptiles and insects to schools, birthday parties and youth groups to give people of all ages the chance to meet a variety of exotic animals. St Dyfnog’s was temporarily host to a Royal Python, a Bearded Dragon, an Emperor Scorpion and a Giant African Millipede, amongst others! (Please note your newsletter editor actually handled the millipede!!)

There was also a drawing and painting competition for the local primary school children from Llanraheadr and Prion schools: they were invited to draw their favourite character from the Jesse Window, with prizes of chocolate medals awarded for the best version of each character. The twenty winners’ artistic creations are on display in church until the end of July.

Very many thanks to all who baked cakes, provided plants, helped to set up and take down, or looked after church stalls on the day. We raised over £500 for church funds.

at Little Dragons Face Painters
entries for the Jesse Window drawing and painting competition

entries for the Jesse Window drawing and painting competition

Andrew with the scorpion!

enjoying the sunshine

outside stalls

meeting Timothy the Rabbit

The winning entries
Adrian meeting a Bearded Dragon

presentation of medals