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St John’s Anglican Church Annual Fair

The Anglican Church’s tenth annual fair was held on June 30 in front of the Parish Hall in Marsh Harbour.

The fair weather over Marsh Harbour that day allowed people to patronize the event that had attractions for all age groups. The attendance was not as high as in previous years because of lack of advertising, other functions taking place that day and the fact that it was held nearly a month later than usual, but Reverend Willish Johnson is nonetheless grateful for the support of the people who attended.

Nadeen Beneby offered Bromeliads in blooms, Native Roses, Bridal Bouquets and much more for sale. Her first two sales were donations to the church.

There were many games to keep the children occupied such as punch-ball, hoop-la, face painting, and the bouncing castle, which was full most of the day. There was even a slide and swing set.

A whole crew of parishioners and volunteers attended the grilling and distribution of food which had all been donated.  A ten dollar ticket gave the bearer a choice of either barbecued chicken or ribs, or fried chicken or fish, served as platters with macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, plantains and corn.

However, conch fritters, cakes, ice cream, daiquiris and peanut brittles kept the browsers happy on the fair grounds.

DJ Lydell Ferguson played music until late in the afternoon. It was after 7:00 p.m. when the last supporters left.

Willimae Edgecombe coordinated the fair. The proceeds of the event will go to towards funding capital projects for the Parish Hall such as updating the bathrooms and repairing the roof.

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