Shirehampton Craft Exhibition committee would like to thank the army of local volunteers whose efforts made the event possible.
The crafts people who provided the exhibits, trusting us with their precious work (56 exhibitors in total not including the children in groups) and the leaders of Stomp, beavers, brownies, rainbows and toddler group who enabled children to exhibit.
The committee who meet throughout the year to ensure the event happens, producing application forms, systems for tracking entries and sales ensuring the organisational elements are in place.
The designers of the poster and the children’s colouring sheets who give their talents to ensure a unique look to the exhibition .The volunteer who arranges the exhibits so, wherever you turn there is something of interest
The people who publicise the event by getting posters displayed, flyers distributed and information on to social media.
Thanks to Shire who remain our key vehicle of communication
The label creating team, punching the holes and adding the string.
Those who accept the entries, checking them in with care and respect(team of around 10).
The heavy lift team, getting the boards and display pods in place and those who wash the units down. This is hard, dirty work, key to the exhibition but goes unseen (around 12 people)
The exhibition relies on stewards who not only taking money, make coffee and teas, but ensuring everyone receives a warm welcome and that the exhibits are kept safe. They are key, (along with the homemade cakes) to the atmosphere that encourages visitors to come multiple times during the week. The cakes are also donated by very able cooks adding the flavour to the event. The challenge completed by Shire Stitches members always engages the visitors and, again is much appreciated.
The demonstrators and workshop leaders, sharing their craft and chatting with visitors are another important element of the exhibition. We were pleased to welcome the poppy painters this year. The numbers of people taking part were not monitored but they produced 100’s of poppies for the Green , coordinated by Kathryn O’Neil
Volunteers also specifically made the items (24 cats in total) for the children to hunt in the hall and in the shops (181 children took part in this activity this year)
Without the visitors the efforts would be wasted, so a thank you is due to those who visited adding the hum and excitement to the exhibition days.
And at the end with a happy and exciting event over
the volunteers who do the physical work of packing away the furniture whist others ensure the protection and return of the exhibits to their rightful owners
The time and effort expended suggests those involve feel it is worthwhile to create this community event.
I hope, if you didn’t come along this year you will try and come next time!
Same time, same place, Tues 29th Oct 2019 ‐ Sat 2nd Nov 2019