St Laurence Goose Fair September 2011 
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The Goose Fair, held in St Laurence Church on 24th September, 2011 was a great success again this year. 
The day began with a procession through the village of children from the Primary School, together with supporters, dressed in traditional costumes, singing and encouraging people to “Come to the Fair”. The Fair was officially opened by our senior member, 101 year old Mrs Florence Corbin, who is still an active member of the St Laurence congregation. 
The church was filled with stalls - selling a wide range of beautiful local crafts and delicious produce - together with exhibitions of wonderful art and exquisite quilts. Delicious home-made refreshments, including Pat’s very popular game pie and coronation chicken, were available for lunch from traditional serving wenches. 
The whole church was filled with a bustling crowd in a very happy atmosphere. It was a great opportunity to open up the church to the whole village community. Also, of course, we were very grateful to raise some much needed funds for the church. 
Our thanks go to Pat and John Bennett and their team of helpers, all the stallholders and exhibitors, those who helped set up and clear up afterwards, those who provided food or other items to sell, and everyone who helped in anyway – as well as those who came to support the fair and contributed to our fundraising.  
Judy Gimson 
 
The Goose Fair was very well received and attended and made around £1350.00 for general church funds. 
Thanks to all who helped and all who visited. 
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