Record crowds at Chardstock Street Fayre
PUBLISHED: 09:47 04 September 2017 | UPDATED: 08:53 06 September 2017
Well supported event is on course to raise £3,000 for local good causes
Following last year’s disappointing wash-out, the sun shone all day on Chardstock’s 18th Street Fayre on Saturday - and a great time was had by a record crowd.
The ever-popular family fun dog show attracted 64 entries and judges commented that all the owners were extremely well-behaved.
Other acts and activities enjoyed by the crowds included: Garwynn’s Reptiles and Bugs, Nerf/Battle Archery, Punch and Judy, Ash Wallis HB Act, Chard Evolution Majorettes, The Dorset Youth Marching Band, Majidah Tribal Belly Dancers and Chardstock’s very own morris troupe ’The Chancers and Prancers’.
There were 65 stalls, selling goods and produce which ranged from honey to walking sticks.
The hugely popular paper-plane distance flying, along with other activities, took place in St Andrews’ Church, with the winning distance being 20.5 metres.
The display of classic cars, competition cars, motorbikes and tractors attracted more than 58 exhibits with two magnificent Rolls-Royces, arguably the stars of the show.
Large crowds enjoyed a great range of live music, throughout the day, provided by The Liberty Sisters, Mydep, Eliezer, Mischa and his Merry Men, The League of Ukulele Gentlemen, the IOUs, Plain Sailing, The Jurassix, the Muzax and Rock the Night.
Money is still coming in and there are some bills to be paid but the Street Fayre team confidently predict that more that £3,000 will have been raised to support local good causes including The Project, Devon Freewheelers, Devon Air Ambulance, Chardstock Community Hall Trust and Chardstock Cricket Club.
This sum will be further boosted by almost £1,000 raised by The Great Chardstock Duck Race and a pub quiz held earlier in the year.
A spokesman for the Street Fayre team thanked all those who supported the event in any way - sponsors, stallholders, exhibitors, the bands, the helpers and all those who attended and gave their money so generously.
He added: “It was a fabulous day in a wonderful village.”
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