St George’s Fayre once again pulls in the crowds for a superbly organised day of family fun in the Fens
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A chilly day may have created better sales opportunities for coffee vendors than ice cream sellers but that apart St George’s Fayre in March filled the town for a six hour celebration of entertainment, fun, competitions, and music.
The traditional St George’s Day parade began the six hours of festivities with mayor Jan French – who also chairs the organising the committee- leading the parade.
She and her colleagues including Fenland Council officials had been up since the crack of dawn preparing for the 11th St George’s Day festival.
Apart from not being able to find the owners of a handful of cars parked illegally on the market place the day went off brilliantly. There was a discontenting moment early on when officials realised a handful of cars remained on the market place after someone had removed the barriers put up the night before.
Despite best efforts not all the owners could be found and stall holders set up around them – trapping the cars there all day and for the drivers fixed notice penalties to look forward to on their return.
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Cllr French was delighted with the overall attendance that brought together dozens of local charities and volunteers and also included a packed programme of entertainment on the market and outside of the library/
“Thank you to everyone that attended today,” she said. “I hope everyone who attended yourselves.”
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She thanked the entertainers for their efforts but particularly council staff and volunteers “whose support for the event makes it possible”.