FENLANDER: Fayre play, Megan! Schoolgirl’s winning art entry inspires new St George’s logo

MARCH schoolgirl Megan Stacey has already made her mark on this year’s St George’s Fayre, which will bring thousands of people into the town in two weeks’ time.

Her winning entry in the art competition at last year’s Fayre was the inspiration for the new logo that is featured on all the promotional material for this year’s event. And she’s hoping to be a winner again this time round.

Twelve-year-old Megan is thrilled with the way that her original drawing has been adapted by artist John Abbott for the 2012 logo.

She said: “I felt over the moon about winning the competition last year and I love the new logo. I’ve seen it on the posters round town and I think it’s really good.”

Her drawing of a dragon on a shield was picked out by last year’s Mayor of March, Andrew Pugh, to form the basis for the artwork promoting this year’s advertising.

She is planning to enter the competition again this year, when it is being expanded with prizes on offer for three separate age groups – under-10s, 11-15-year-olds and over-16s.

St George’s Fayre is one of the Four Seasons events organised by Fenland District Council with the enthusiastic support of community partners.

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This year’s Fayre, on April 22, will include several new attractions. By special arrangement with Ely Cathedral, members of the public will be able to try their hand at bellringing on a special stall in the High Street near the museum.

Nearby there will be a farrier shoeing a horse and demonstrating the blacksmith’s traditional craft and a circus skills workshop will be held on the Mound. An enlarged craft fair will occupy St Peter’s church hall and the area in front of the library.

There is still time to book a stall at the Fayre. Anyone interested should call Mike Chapman, FDC’s markets and events manager, on 01354 654321 or email mchapman@fenland.gov.uk by Tuesday (April 10)

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