Parish fun day reaps ¤17,000

Bray People - - Aboutgreystones -

A FAN­TAS­TIC fam­ily fun day was had by all at the St. Pa­trick’s Parish Fair in Grey­stones last Satur­day.

One of the big­gest so­cial events in the parish’s cal­en­dar, the fair was a phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess rais­ing in the re­gion of ¤ 17,000.

The pro­ceeds will be shared with the St. Pa­trick’s Parish fund and Barrettstown Se­ri­ous Fun that is lo­cated in Bal­ly­more Eus­tace.

From 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. par­ents and kids browsed the over 20 stalls that filled St. Pa­trick’s School.

There was a wide va­ri­ety of pieces to be bought from the stalls that in­cluded a bot­tle stall, crafts and gifts stall, a trea­sure- trove and coun­try pro­duce.

There was also some great ac­tivi- ties for the kids to en­joy like a ten­nis/ soc­cer com­pe­ti­tion, clay mod­el­ling with Wal­ter and face paint­ing.

While the kids played away par­ents en­joyed tea, cof­fee and home bak­ing in the court­yard as the Oc­to­ber sun­shine made it a great day to be out­doors.

The main raf­fle of the day that had a top prize of ¤ 500 raised a mas­sive ¤ 5,000 alone.

‘ The day is a great so­cial event and this year was no ex­cep­tion. It was a great suc­cess and we are de­lighted with the huge amount that was raised,’ said co- or­di­na­tor of the fair Robert Mowatt, ‘ I would like to thank every­one for their sup­port and for their help on the day that made the event such a great suc­cess.’

Rachel O’Ma­hony, Danielle Quinn, Jack-Lacey-Cur­tis, Elana Archer and April Roys­ton with the vi­o­lin won by si­lent auc­tion.

Dy­lan Nutty and his panda bear hav­ing good fun.

Lorna and Al­berta Kemp en­joy­ing the day.

Pretty Lotte Koorn­neef takes con­trol of the mic.

Lisa Sut­ton is in fine spir­its at the fair day.

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