A busy weekend at the Christmas Craft Fair!

There was an excellent turnout for the Christmas Big Brunch on Saturday 23rd November at the Village Hall. Clearly a rainy day following an exceptionally wet week encouraged people to treat themselves to a hearty brunch and at the same time do some Christmas shopping without the necessity of trailing into town and fighting for an expensive car parking space. 

This year we decided to add a Festive Fair onto the usual brunch and this proved a popular change to the Village Hall calendar. Social Club Committee Member Sharon Rudland was in charge of the event and rustled up more than 20 stall holders selling a plethora of creative and attractive Christmas presents from beautiful handmade soaps, ceramics, jewellery, paintings, tree decorations and very sturdy bird boxes ( these made by fellow social club member Andy Booth). The hall was decorated ready for Christmas, getting us all in the mood.

The Social Club Committee were kept busy in the kitchen providing a choice of a “full English”, bacon or sausage baps or home-made soup, with a tempting array of home made cakes for the afternoon. It is impossible to overstate how much fun it is working as a team on an event like this, juggling frying eggs, cups of tea, fairy cakes and fairy lights and the inevitable washing up and clearing up. There was a lot of laughter in the kitchen and lots of appreciative customers in the hall and lounge. 

However though a team effort on the day, credit must go to Sharon for organising such a successful event as well as decorating the hall, making many of cakes (and the soup) and keeping the team on track. 

The event made approximately £800 profit to go towards keeping our Village Hall a going concern for all the village’s benefit. It is probably a good idea here to say this pays the ongoing running expenses for the hall for almost a month! The Social Committee thanks everyone who came to give the Village hall its support and we hope you all had a lovely day.