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Pageant News 21 July 2009

The Horsham Rotary Club held their annual Charity Fair in Horsham Park on Sunday 19 July 2009, this time as part of the District Council Festival. As in previous years, Pageant had a stall there, selling Gambian craft items and publicising our work in The Gambia.

This year we were delighted that Ann & Brian Keating had volunteered to help out for the day - they arrived at Old School just after 9.00 am, helped load up the stand and sales items before setting off for the Park. We arrived as instructed at 10.00 am - Andrew, Kathy and Ian Groves also arrived to help us erect the stand - and managed to set everything set up by the official start time of 11.00 am.
 

Brian, Pippa, Ann & Ian after setting up the stand

part of the Pageant stand

Brian, Pippa, Ann & Ian after setting up the stand

part of the Pageant stand

another view of the stand

Kathy just had to have this Gambian hippo

another view of the stand

Kathy just had to have this Gambian hippo

Our stand is a sturdy metal structure, which was a real asset this year as it was a very blustery day and some of the other flimsier gazebo stands were in danger of taking off! The rain held off for most of the day and there were large numbers of people in the park - however, there were many other attractions at which visitors could spend their money, so the Charity stands did not receive as much custom as in previous years. Even so, we made 113 on the day and had several interested visitors.
 

parade through the park

a flying fish in the parade

a flying fish in the parade

<< stilt walkers leading the parade

 

Our thanks to the Groves family and especially to Ann and Brian for their help - we feel that we are very lucky to have such supportive members.

parade through the park

stilt walkers leading the parade

     
 

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