Arreton Parish Council and Arreton Cricket Club together organised a Fun Day on July 3rd. Two parish councillors, two cricket club members, two members of the public and the parish clerk made up the planning committee. At the cricket club ground we had a variety of activities and attractions with the intention of appealing to as many local residents as possible. Parking was provided at Haseley Manor, by kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. Roberts.
Advertising the event was a bit of a problem – Mrs. Grisman’s illness meant that the Parish Magazine was not available while our posters were being removed for reasons which are a mystery. Despite that we had a very good attendance. The Dog Show had a large and very varied entry of dogs of many different breeds and sizes. The children from the Primary School in their Mardi Gras costumes made a colourful start to the afternoon. The bar, the barbecue, the tombola, the raffle, the children’s sports, the ice cream, the bouncy castle, the tea and cakes in the pavilion were all well supported. Both the Parish Council and the Cricket Club ended up with cash in the kitty which will be used for the benefit of the community.
Already ideas for next year are being put forward, so you can be sure that the intention is to make the fun day an annual event. Any groups or firms with an interest in the parish who would like to be involved should contact the parish clerk. The cricket ground is a large space and there is plenty of room for more activities.
(All pictures are the property of Arreton Cricket Club)