Friday, 29 March 2013

Cold Wet Easter Fun Day

Last  Saturday the planets lined up over Worcester Park, bringing fun and entertainments of every variety to our humble town (see here), only to have the weather put its cold wet foot down and say ‘not today thanks.’

Luckily however the people round here are made of sterner stuff and turned out anyway for the local traders’ Easter fun day, the French market, the free dancing and magic show and all the other stuff put on for our perusal and pleasure.

The kids all enjoyed the colouring competition, the face painting and the Easter Egg hunt. Many even got to meet the Easter Bunny as he (or was it a she?) handed out more chocolate and sweets! (Thanks to WH Smith, Sainsbury Local and Waitrose.) Many also (including the adults) enjoyed Magic Marcus’s free magic show at the popup shop in North Cheam. Adults also enjoyed the dancing and the French Market.

Fiesta Fitness
The weather did take its toll though, some things had to be cancelled, the VinBin’s free wine tasting had to beat a retreat back to inside the VinBin and it was decided not to display all the raffle prizes; free raffle tickets were handed out to anyone who wanted one.

Raffle prizes included: a bracelet from Hendy's, 1 months free membership to the River Club, a Syrup set from Costa and a Car play mat from Lee Carpets. Vouchers were given by Pets place, Sularis, Born Sushi, Worcester Spark, Cycle-Power, Thomas Cook, Waitrose, Cut and Blend, Kingfish, Nefis, Sheesh Mangal, Midas Touch, and Sunshine cafe. Megabytes, Beds to Go, St Raphael’s, The sewing machine shop, and the Stationers beside it also contributed to the prizes.

Overall the Worcester Park Traders Association is happy with the outcome and appreciates everyone who made the effort to come and join in. They would like thank all the independent traders and the three chain stores that helped support the event. They plan to organize another event in late summer which will hopefully be a nice warm day so people can see the best of what Worcester Park has to offer and they will also be putting on Worcester Park’s Christmas event.