Spring is in the air! at church fair

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“PHENOMENAL” was the verdict after the dust had settled on the annual fundraising spring fair at the United Reformed Church in Hucknall.

The appraisal came from Judith Christou, a stalwart at the Farleys Grove church. She added: “It was lovely. A proper spring fair. It woke us all up and made us realise spring is in the air.”

The fair raised £568, which is to be spent on initiatives designed to help the church engage more with the local community.

These will include support for regular church open days and possibly a mothers and toddlers group.

Attractions at the fair included a tombola, stalls selling home-made cakes, home-made jams and pickles, plus two raffles — one with prizes of five luxury hampers and another offering boxes of chocolates.

More than 70 meals were served by volunteers.

Added Judith: “It was a full-on day, with everyone giving it their all. A lot of people were there, and we are delighted by the result.”

OUR PHOTO shows Margaret McKeown with what she hoped was the winning ticket in one of the raffles. With her are her sisters, Barbara Newbury and Maureen Hufton-Browne — DISPIC NHUD12-0589-1.