Children and parents enjoy all the fun of spring shopping

Little Common pta spring fair march 2015
Little Common pta spring fair march 2015

All the joys of Spring were at Little Common School PTA’s popular fair.

Nicola Jack said: “Seventeen independent vendors bought table spaces, and the school hall was transformed into a colourful, spring picture.

“The bunting was fluttering, pots of bright flowers adorned the tables and the contributors’ tables were laden with a lovely variety of gifts, perfect for Easter or Mother’s Day presents.

“From when the doors opened at 11am, there was a steady stream of people visiting until the fair ended at 2pm. The children were kept busy with biscuit decorating, a craft room, and lucky dip, bulb planting and lucky lolly stalls. Before the children went to visit the Easter Bunny in her burrow, they were able to have their faces painted and temporary tattoos applied. Once in the burrow, and photographs had been taken, the generous Bunny gave every child a lovely Easter gift.

“The PTA took the opportunity to run a Second Hand Uniform shop for parents at the school to pick up a bargain.

The wonderful ladies in the kitchen were kept busy supplying hot dogs, sausage rolls, hot cross buns, and tea and coffee to the hungry shoppers and the cake stalls sold out by the close.

“Grateful thanks go to the Bexhill Observer for promoting the event, Jo Carter for the art work, The Pound Store in the Indoor Market for supplying the primulas and the businesses who donated raffle prizes. A special mention must also go to Karin Dye who was the fantastic Easter Bunny and Jen Stratford for organising the day!

“By the end of the day, the event had raised just over £800, some of which will be put towards the purchase of new maths’ equipment. (Which is egg-celent news!)

“Thanks go to all the PTA members who helped on the day and in the lead up to the event and to everyone who supported the day. It was lovely to see so many people from the neighbourhood, the children and parents from the school and friends and family walking through the door.”