The Kirknewton Christmas Family Fair and BBQ was a great success, raising over £1500 for local community organisations.
The Kirknewton Community Development Trust wanted to do something slightly different with the annual event, making it less about craft stalls and more about family friendly Christmas activities. They also put less into publicity and more into entertainment with an additional marquee, a magician (three shows), snow machine, BookBugs, Mini and Me, Scout games, face painters, balloon makers, local choirs and the Kirknewton Primary School Brass band. Santa was also there for the whole duration, giving out 100 books to young people.
On the day the Development Trust made £500 on the raffle for the Christmas hamper, glitter tattoos and entertainment.
The Guides made £193 from their craft stall for their camp.
Mums and Toddlers made £155 from the Santa’s grotto (which looked amazing)
Allotments made £300 from tea/coffee/juice and homebaking (selling out!)
The BBQ made £276 for Rainbows and Brownies.
The Gala sold small gifts and toys.
The school PSA too £274 for their merchandise and crafts while children waited for Santa.
The Development Trust would like to thank everyone in the community and local businesses who participated a big vote of thanks for trying something a wee bit different this year, based on your feedback from last years event. A big thank you to the Stables for providing the venue for free.