Hope Show Success (for visitors & Rotary alike)
August Bank Holiday Monday was a huge success for Hope Show, which
first set its stall out on fields by Lose Hill in 1853. The weather was warm
and sunny, drawing in record numbers.
Hope Show was and still is, an agricultural show
Junior competitors on horseback
Fun for the Kids
Our Club had been asked to help organise the vintage and classic car element of the show, and were allocated a gazebo for which Valley Rotarians could demonstrate what we do for the local community.
The decision was made to offer (sell) nearly new books (some of them unread and in pristine condition) to the public, with proceeds going in the main to Dukes Barn. Along with Valley Rotarians, Mary & Linda from this local charity ( http://www.dukesbarn.org/ ) manned the book stall, with proceeds totalling £333.01 (not sure where the penny came from!).
Meanwhile Jane Goldilocks Jones, pushed a pram around the show ground. The pram contained a large toy bear, with children being asked to guess the name of the Teddy Bear. Goldilocks caught the attention of the Sheffield Star's photographer, who snapped pictures of Jane dressed in her fetching Goldilocks outfit. At the end of the day one happy child won the bear, with our coffers being £124 the richer - all destined to go too local charities.