Every­one in the Christ­mas spirit

Bray People - - News Focus -

A GREAT SUC­CESS for the sec­ond year run­ning was St. David’s An­nual Christ­mas Fair which took place last Satur­day.

The event hosted a great as­sort­ment of Arts, Crafts and An­tique stalls plus a stun­ning Santa’s Grotto.

The highly-suc­cess­ful, fundrais­ing af­fair, en­joyed great sup­port from the com­mu­nity at large, both from lo­cal busi­ness and the record num­ber of peo­ple who at­tended.

Ev­ery­body was in the fes­tive spirit with the kids get­ting very ex­cited with the chance to visit Santa to give him their lists for Christ­mas day.

At the grotto they all re­ceived a spe­cial gift from Santa.

Fam­i­lies could also buy a mem­o­rable pho­to­graph of the visit which was mounted in an at­trac­tive, hand­made Christ­mas card.

Grey­stones folk choir pro­vided im­mense Christ­mas cheer with a won­der­ful med­ley of fes­tive car­ols.

In ad­di­tion, lo­cal artists high­lighted their artis­tic tal­ent in an art ex­hi­bi­tion as part of this wor­thy com­mu­nity event.

Stalls in­cluded a di­verse range of hand­crafted prod­ucts; fes­tive dé­cor, ac­ces­sories, an­tiques & col­lecta­bles.

The fair en­joyed great sup­port from the busi­ness com­mu­nity, in par­tic­u­lar with do­na­tions for the raf­fle.

Spe­cial thanks goes to Cllr, Grainne McLough­lin who do­nated her time and ex­per­tise at the plan­ning stages of the event.

The fair was or­gan­ised by St. David’s fund-rais­ing com­mit­tee with lots of help from vol­un­teer par­ents within the school.

The com­mit­tee an­tic­i­pates that this Christ­mas mar­ket will evolve into the school’s main fundraiser for the year.

Due to the present cut­backs in gov­ern­ment fund­ing, monies raised from the event will go to­wards ed­u­ca­tional sup­plies, and the up­keep and main­te­nance of the school prop­erty.

The com­mit­tee would like to thank all the lo­cal busi­nesses who do­nated prizes for the fair.

Santa meets with Heather May and Clodagh Mee­han.

Mau­reen O’Brien and Molly Smullen bar­gain hunt.

Aoife and Ni­amh Len­non en­joy­ing the fun at fair.

Lor­raine Kelly and Jor­dan Sal­mon from ‘Loco Lo­cals’.

Marie and Tara Dempsey with Ishan Ghai at the St. David’s Christ­mas Fair.

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