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Soroptomists Host a Christmas Fair

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[Click to enlarge the face painting] Christmas time in Anguilla is a time of fairs, pageants and fundraisers. The Soroptomists Christmas Fair takes place on the gardened grounds of the Governer's House in Old Ta. Imagine dozens of booths under shade trees, games on the grass, stalls selling everything from crafts and used books (at four books for $1EC) to Wallblake House T-shirts and potted plants from the Anguilla Beautification Club. The fair was held on Saturday December 6th and drew a big crowd, in spite of competing with the food fair at Rendezvous Bay where The Mussington's were playing.

This year's fair featured the high school steel band, with Dumpa leading them, a visit by Santa, face painting (see picture), sand crab races, a raffle, art, and lots of games. The Soroptomist ladies did a masterful job of enticing many other groups to take part: Optimists, National Trust, Archaeological Society, etc. This made the fair action packed and exciting.

In summary, the fair was fun and civilized with a huge, happy crowd. The money raised by the Soroptomists will be used to support their Day Care Centre behind the library.

 Revised: December 15, 1997

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