Report on 2012 show in Parish magazine
Well, the 2012 show
turned out to be one to forget.
The rain came down, it was cold and just when it looked as though it might
brighten up in the afternoon, it poured down harder! Obviously, the weather
seriously affected the gate and great credit is due to those who did turn up.
Entries were down and less than half the trade stands set up. In fact the income
generators failed to produce, yet the expenditure remains the same and we wonít
know the full extent of the damage until the financial report is presented at
the Annual General Meeting in November. We are fortunate in having a long list
of sponsors and subscribers whose contributions help considerably to cushion the
blow and we thank them for their generosity.
We thank also the
committee and helpers who stuck it out to make sure show programme was
One crumb of comfort was
an e-mail I received from a Gainsborough lady, who as a competitor attended the
show for the first time. Despite the weather, she enjoyed the show very much and
thought it was one of the best organised, best laid out village shows she had
been to Ė and well signposted too. She was also impressed with how the ground
held up in the adverse conditions. So we had at least one satisfied customer!
We now begin preparations
for next yearís event and letís hope things are much brighter in 2013.