More than 3,000 visitors took advantage of Sunday’s glorious weather in St Asaph to visit the annual Rotary Country Fayre at LLanerch Park. The fine weather and multiple attractions brought visitors from far and wide who were treated to displays from working horses, dog obedience trials, tractor and vintage car rallies, birds of prey and curious alpacas who were happy to interact with the hundreds of children present.
The show ring was dominated by the famous Batala percussion band and tug-o-war, featuring teams from the fire-fighters, armed forces and the Rotarians themselves. Even the visitors joined in the fun in an effort to teach the ‘experts’ a lesson while large model aeroplanes from the local Rhyl club buzzed constantly overhead. The ten acre field was alive with children’s games, punch and Judy, circus games, fun-fairs and donkey rides while the barbeque tent did a roaring trade while visitors were serenaded by the ‘Cherry Pickers’ ukulele band.
Tom Yuille, President of the St Asaph Rotary Club commented. “ This is our fifth Country Fayre and the event has proved an enormous success. We have been blessed with fine weather and we will have raised many thousands of pounds for the charities and local and national causes we support. I would like to thank the thousands of visitors who have given us their support and the army of Rotarians and helpers who have laboured for so long to make the day possible. See you again next year.”
Olive Panter, aged 91, from Denbigh attended the show with her family, commenting: “We are having a wonderful day out and it is lovely to see the children so happy with such a variety of things to do and enjoy”