Red, White and Blue was the theme of the Day. The sun came out and the Community turned up in droves in their red, white and blue to celebrate at Cricklade Jenner Hall’s Jubilee Fayre on Sat May 26th, the first of the Cricklade Jubilee celebrations.
Sam Hutt, Olympic torchbearer opened the Fayre and he proved to be a great attraction with his Olympic Torch. The Community, old and young alike took great delight in having their photographs taken with him.
Peppa Pig had been visiting the Playgroups and schools in Cricklade leading up to the event was really busy, having photographs taken and entertaining the children. There were numerous Jubilee prizes to be won on the stalls and the raffle included a Jubilee hamper which was won by Chris Atkins the Town Crier, a magnificent Jubilee cake in the shape of a crown, a Cricklade Jubilee Vase. Stalls included one with over 200 plants, cakes, books, jewellery, crafts etc. Mouth-watering homemade cakes were enjoyed by all.
The silent auction which had 29 prizes up for bids brought in over £1000, popular prizes include a visit to The Palace of Westminster, hotel breaks, paintings, Silver membership for Cricklade Leisure Centre and some great days out.
The Children’s activity area was enjoyed by all Jubilee paper chains were made, children drew pictures of the Queen and they were given Jubilee Crowns to wear. The face painter was kept very busy and always had a queue of children waiting their turn.
Lots of Jubilee spot prizes were given out to people who came dressed in red white and blue and some who came in the most original outfits.
Event organisers Liz Sherman and Vicky McIntosh explained that they had been working on this Event since February said they were delighted with the turnout and support from the Community and extended their thanks to their wonderful volunteers and supporters who worked tirelessly with them to make it a success and the generosity of local Traders, Companies and individuals who had given them such fantastic prizes. They were delighted that their target of £2000 had been exceeded and this would go towards The Jenner Hall Raise the Roof Fund.