St. Lawrence Village Fair, Hurstpierpoint - July 4th.

By Linda Levett
Seven hundred and two years; what an amazing feat! It is up to us to keep this incredible tradition alive and thriving. Our fair is one of the oldest in the UK.
     The fair committee is already working very hard to ensure that this years fair is as good as, if not better, than last years! They need our help to spread the word - we need a variety of stalls and exhibitors, crafts and goodies, to keep all our visitors interested, young and old. It is the perfect venue to advertise and sell your wares.

Casino Night
Hurry, hurry, hurry – nearly all the tickets for the Casino Night in the Scout Headquarters, Trinity Road, on Saturday 16th May have gone!
     The evening commences at 7pm in The New Inn and your £10 ticket includes a drink and canapés! Tickets are available from The New Inn, Clifford Dann and Vanilla. Once you have had your drink and canapés, it is over to the Scout Headquarters to place your bets.
     Once you have your tickets, the only other thing you need to do is plan your attire. Black tie or lounge suits for the gentlemen, please – and glamourous ball gowns or posh frocks for the ladies. Be an amazing part of the ‘Hurst Scene’ on this very special night. 

Quiz Night Tuesdays
The New Inn are now holding monthly Quiz Nights; the first Tuesday in every month 7.30pm for 8pm. Entry is only £2 per head and all money raised is going directly to support the fair. There is a round of drinks for the winning team! All we need you to do is get a team together, maximum of six, and come along. It is great fun with questions and picture rounds to suit all ages. In fact, if you have a mix of young and old it really helps! Some of us are good at general knowledge – whereas others are good at sport and/or music. Plus, it is to support our fair!

Hurst has Talent
The committee are holding ‘Hurst’s Got Talent’ again this year for children under 16. This will be held in The New Inn on Saturday 6th June, from around 4pm after the St Lawrence School Fete. If your child would like to apply, please email stlawrencefair@gmail.com to register their interest. Get them rehearsing now to become stars of the village!

Live Bands
On Friday evening 3rd July, we will be enjoying live bands again at the Recreation Ground, South Avenue, to get us in the mood for the busiest weekend of the year in Hurstpierpoint! The new bar will be open too.

Parade - Hollywood
The theme this year is ‘Hollywood’ so get your thinking caps on and design floats for the parade. We still have room for a few more floats. Is there a team of cheerleaders out there to join in? Any USA classic cars? We need you to make the parade really special! Give the lads with their water guns something to really aim for…

Beer Tent 
I am sure many of you were delighted with the Beer Tent last year - NO QUEUE! Well, this year it will be even better. There will be a beer section AND a wine section. The committee are even giving it a brand new name. All to be revealed at the Casino Night!

Between now and Saturday 4th July we will update you each month with what is happening and we welcome any ideas and suggestions you may have.

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