After such miserable weather recently, the sun came out to shine on the Bourne Abbey PTFA summer fair last Friday.
As well as all of the traditional stalls, games, fairground rides and bouncy castles this year, adults and children alike were able to try out the Lego ‘Walk of Pain’ which involved walking over a long box of Lego – the pain of which many parents and carers have gone through at home over the years! “What a fantastic idea! It was great to get some payback” said one enthusiastic parent.
A tradition since being introduced in 2014, the Bourne Abbey Bake Off, was hotly contended and after judging had taken place, visitors to the fair were able to enjoy the winning entries with a drink in the sunny refreshment area. Children were also invited to enter the ‘Garden in a Box’ competition and we had some absolutely amazing entries which made it really hard to choose our winners. Entertainment was provided by excellent local dance group, LDC, who put on a fabulous display in the heat. To cool down children (and adults) had the opportunity to pay to throw wet sponges at a friend in the stocks – a very popular choice as the temperature rose – and the ice-cream man had a long queue all afternoon. Whilst the final figure is yet to be calculated, the fair raised approx. £2000.
Chair of the PTFA, Carolyn Greig said, “Thank you so much to everyone who supported us in any way at our Summer Fair – what a great time we had. Special thank yous to all of the local business who supported us and to everyone who helped out with organising or running stalls, it couldn’t happen without you.”