The May Fayre is the major social and fundraising events in the parish calendar. It has also become a significant event in the town and is a great family fun day out which is held in the Rye park (Kingsemead end, near the tennis courts). . It takes place each year on the first Monday Bank Holiday in May, though in 2020 it had to be cancelled, for the first time, due to the Covid19 Pandemic.
It has many stalls, from the ever-popular books, bric-a-brac, fancy goods, plants and toys, to bottle and children’s tombolas, as well as bouncy castles, face painting, and many other games for children. There is a full programme of dance and acrobatic groups, children’s entertainers and fancy dress, and a band. There are food stalls from different nationalities, refreshments, ice cream, popcorn, and a beer & wine tent, and the raffle draw takes place at the end of the day.
The Fayre takes a lot of organisation over many months and all help is gratefully received. On the day, an army of helpers is needed: for the collection and transport of goods and furniture, the setting up of stalls, tents and equipment; helping to run the stalls during the five hours of the Fayre; then dismantling and removing at the end of the day. However, it is also one of the most enjoyable events to be part of.
The event is led each year by a chairman and committee, supported by a wide-ranging group of volunteers, many of whom have been involved for several years. If you are new to the parish, this is an excellent opportunity to become involved in the church and meet others. If you are not new to the parish, it is still a good opportunity to help.
Contact :- Tony Baron
Tel No :- 07813 516689 1494 523969
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