Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Fun Fair and Weekend Festival


Summer starts for our family on the night of the school fun fair.  Our school holds a fun fair on the first Thursday in June.  The first Friday in June is always a PA day so we can all recover from the fun.  Then once we have recovered, it's onto Saturday and Sunday for our main street's weekend festival.  By Monday, I am usually exhausted and ready to send the kids back to school.

This year, my two gal pals and I co-led the Silent Auction portion of our fun fair.  The silent auction is a key component of the fun fair because it brings in much needed money to support our children's education. Between knitting club and silent auction, things got a little bit nuts at the end of May.  

This is what my place looked like after we wrapped everything. 


Those were just the baskets.  We also had gift certificates too.


Like seriously, look at this yummy basket from Ferrero.  So good.


When I think of summer, I think of breezy linens.  So I whipped up some crayon rolls to include in the "craft" themed basket.  Linen is such a nice fabric to use but it's not always easy to sew with.  I made the crayon rolls above and then made a gift card wallet for the "gift card" basket.


I didn't have time to take many pictures during fun fair but my guys said they had a lot of fun.  So much fun that they didn't mind that Mama was manning the silent auction tables.  Unfortunately I had a hard time bidding and trying to keep things organized.  I left empty-handed :o(

The next day, we had a nice stroll down main street and then went back for the craziness on Saturday and Sunday. 

One highlight of the festival was the duck race.  Yes, those are rubber duckies.  You buy the ducks which are pre-numbered and you have a chance to win some $$.


The parade was also a hit.


There were so many fun things for the kids to do:  games, sports, food, etc.  It was also nice to bump into people we knew from school and the neighbourhood. 

#1 was thrilled to practice his climbing skills.


He was such a good sport and hammed it up every chance he got.  #2 disappeared every time I tried to take a picture.


It was a great 4 day weekend and it's just the start of more fun.  Summer, we missed you!

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