14 July 2019
The Banstead Village Fair was yet another success this year with 35 stall holders representing a wide variety of local charities and organisations. The Orchard was colourfully set out with tombolas, raffles, bric-a-brac, cakes and many tables giving information to the members of the public. The bouncy castle was a big attraction for the younger visitors as usual!
The event was opened by the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Cllr. Keith Foreman. President John Draper welcomed him and guided him around the stalls. In his opening speech he recognised the importance of the event in raising the profile of local groups and congratulated Rotary on the organisation of the event.
A large crowd gathered to hear the Show Choir perform in their inimitable fashion with popular songs from the shows.The Gary Mason Charity provided drumming sessions, and, even the Mayor took part!
The Rotary Antiques Roadshow drew in some local valuables and expert Ian identified the items. The Rotary Plant Stall, Book Stall, Bric A Brac and Games were were busy all day. Attendance was good this year and we look forward to 2020.