Community fair in Downham Market provides lots of ideas
09:24 15 October 2012
© Archant Norfolk 2012
Hundreds of people flocked to a community fair at the weekend to learn more about the clubs, organisations and societies in and around Downham Market.
The event, held in the Town Hall, has been organised by the town council for the past six years and gives charities and voluntary organisations the perfect opportunity to attract new members.
And with 41 stalls, ranging from knitting and sewing to astronomy, organisers said Saturday’s event was the biggest community fair to date.
Town councillor John Doyle, who helped to organise the annual event, said: “We were very pleased with how the community fair went this year and it was very well attended – like it is every year.
“We have been doing this for several years now and it gets better and bigger each year. The stallholders and organisations also thought it went well which is important because we do it for them, to help them showcase themselves and recruit volunteers.”
He added: “It’s now a very popular annual event in the town and with the number of people attending going up each year, it’s something we will continue to do.”
Downham Market resident Karen Mitchell, 42, went along to the fair in search of a new hobby now both her sons are at university.
She said: “For me, this has been a brilliant one-stop-shop to find out more about the clubs and organisations in Downham.
“I’ve been thinking about joining a couple of groups for a while and when I was told about this, I thought it would be a great to come along to see what there is.”
She added: “There were a few groups that caught my eye.”