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Angmering In Bloom Association
Easter Fayre at the Pigeon House Saturday 12 April 2014
Saturday afternoon turned into a lovely bright Spring Day and the 18th Century Pigeon House Barn created a historic and rustic setting for our Easter Fayre.
This proved to be a great success with about 150 people coming along to enjoy the varied craft stalls, a delicious looking cake stall, a varied selection of plants for sale and some refreshments.
There were thirteen Craft Stalls, selling such diverse items as glass wear, knitted goods, cards, tealights, cake stands and soaps.
Alison Groves selling a variety of cake stands
Jane Pesterfield selling pictures and cards and Alison Lewis from KOW Images also selling cards
The cake stall, containing a variety of cakes such as Victoria sponge, Lemon drizzle and Coconut cake, were baked by members of AIB as well as by some generous volunteers. This stall was so popular that all the cakes had been sold by 3:30, so it was obviously a great success !!
The Cake stall manned by Lorraine and volunteers Jill and Heather, and they made the cakes as well !
The Tombola admirably manned by volunteers, Charlotte and Brenda
Tombola's for both children and adults provided a chance to win one of the many prizes which were all donated by AIB. One lucky child won 3 Easter eggs !!
A variety of plants were on sale, with herbs kindly donated by VHB nurseries and vegetables and plants provided by AIB members and villagers. Some visitors commented on the wide variety of plants that were available.
The Plant Stall expertly manned by Roger, John and Margaret
Julia encourages people to purchase poppy packets in aid of the British Legion
The Entrance fee included a free cup of tea or coffee which many people had with a piece of delicious cake from the wide selection provided at the Refreshment stall.
Many people also took advantage of the nice weather and sat and enjoyed this sat under the tree in front of the barn.
The Refreshments were organised by Anne and helped by volunteer Vanessa
Tea and cake was enjoyed on the lawn under the tree outside the Barn
The sale of the Flanders Poppy packets went well, with donations going to the British Legion. The remaining seed packets will be at the Parish Council Offices, so please do go along and collect some for a small donation.
It would be lovely to see them flowering around the Village.
The Chairman, Julia Phelon, and Secretary, Lorraine Wensley, thanked Martina and Peter Blake for the use of their Barn for this event.
The Committee would also like to thank all those willing volunteers and everyone who attended the Fayre, that helped to make this such a successful event, raising over £400 towards Angmering in Bloom projects.