Charity bazaar returns to Pavilion Gardens

New mayor George Wharmby with the Lady Mayoress at the Buxton Rotary annual bazzar
New mayor George Wharmby with the Lady Mayoress at the Buxton Rotary annual bazzar

An accordion player delighted crowds and 50 children battled it out to be crowned the best hand writer when the Rotary Club of Buxton’s annual Summer Fair and Charity Bazaar returned to Pavilion Gardens.

Visitors were encouraged by the unexpectedly fine weather and the wide range of charity stalls and the event made good use of a stage where a wide range of local talent entertained the visitors and stallholders alike.

Organiser Andrew Matthews said he was very pleased with the turnout, considering other attractions that were also going on in the town and the very positive feedback from the stallholders.

“Everyone seems to have greatly enjoyed the day, particularly the friendly atmosphere and range of entertainments.”

The Mayor Councillor George Wharmby and the Mayoress visited the fair at midday and presented the handwriting certificates and prizes to the children.

Over fifty children’s writing made it through to the final which made choosing the winners and runners up a very difficult task for the judges.

Prizes for the winners and runners up were donated by WH Smiths.

Before visiting the stalls, accompanied by the Rotary President David Hopkins, the Mayor gave a short speech welcoming all the stallholders and thanking the Rotary Club of Buxton for organising the fair to support charity and support groups in the High Peak area. The Rotary Club are grateful to the various artists who gave their time to entertain the visitors; these included Colin Rogers on accordion, the Wragged Tree folk group and John McGrother who got feet tapping in the latter part of the day.