A quick blog post to say a BIG thanks to all the traders, volunteers and supporters that helped us make our Summer Lovin’ September market a success.
With special thanks to:
Jackie and Tony Smith for their fabulous organisational skills – fifty stall holders takes a lot of organising, and Jackie and Tony did us proud!
Emma Brown and Jackson’s Building Centres for creating our fantastic peep through boards.
Jane Cowan and Vidge Stacey for excellent face painting and Sarah Lamballe for having a go! Thanks also to Rachel Eckersley from Holy Rood and Rev Cartwright of St Thomas’ for the loan of table and chairs for face painting.
We’d also like to thank Martin Hare and his guitar for busking the sounds of the 70s under the auction shed in the afternoon.
Steve and Faye Dixon for calling our BIG Bingo and Indulgence, Blue River, Top Knot, The Race Course, Rasen Hardware, Wolds View B&B, The Rasen Pet Centre and Lancaster’s for kindly donating prizes.
All of our High St Traders who gave us fabulous offers for the day.
And all of our wonderful market traders. With particular thanks to Bryan Spittlehouse & Jenny North for their spectacular outfits.
CG Partnership for use of Arena Cafe and their training room for our pop up Gift Gallery. And to Sheila Douglas for doing such a great job at directing everyone to find it.
Forget-Me-Not Florist for the ribbon corsages for our 70s outfit spot prizes and sunflowers for organisers.
Jonny Waterman for cooking up a tasty BBQ at The George (with bread donated by Starbucks, burgers & sausages supplied by Lancasters Butchers and onions from The Norths). Plus talented 3-piece band ‘Stark’ for giving us a cracking after party.
And finally thanks to our volunteer photographers. David Montague with his ‘proper’ camera, Angela Montague and Caroline Matthews with smartphones, and our fantastic Instagram community uploading images under the hashtag #big_summer_lovin’. Here’s a gallery from them all that really captures the day:
Love and peace