FOAS Fair News Appleby School Fair- Saturday 1st September

Our fair is only 2 weeks away!! Could we please ask for any WOW raffle tickets sold (stubs and money) to be returned to the office no later than Wednesday 22nd of August.

Smashing Crockery Stall – If you have any chipped or damaged crockery at home we can use these on fair day for the popular smashing crockery stall. Please drop off at the container.

Chocolate Wheel- We are still accepting chocolate donations. We also have specific prizes for mum, dad (Father's Day is the next day) grandparents and the kids! So any stationary, small kitchen items, things for the BBQ or any small gifts for kids would be fantastic!

Farmyard - We need a range of animals for our Country Attraction! Small animals such as lambs, chickens, guinea pigs, bunnies etc. Larger animals such as goats, alpaca, piglets etc. Please call Cath on 027 6145094 or email cathkerridge@hotmail.com  if you have something that might be appropriate. No domestic pets or calves please.

Plants- If any families have any plant donations we are accepting these from now till fair time. Things like seedlings you may have potted or strawberries you may have separated or any shrubs/fruit trees are welcome. These can be left on the ramp by the office.

Remember the Cafe Cake Competition. Entries need to be in by 9am on the Friday the 31st before the fair. One slice from each cake is tasted and judged. All remaining cake is cut up and sold at the cafe on fair day. For the kids, Fantastic Fudge (Year 0-3) and Terrific Truffles (Year 4-6) are also required by 9am the day before the fair.

The Grandparent’s bake off entries need to be in by midday on Friday the 31st  Please remember that truffles and fudge is a competition for the children so requires limited assistance from parents/caregivers.

Baking- Fair Day - In the past we have had families who bake many different things for our baking stall from cakes to loaves, slices and biscuits to individually wrapped gingerbread men or lolly cake. Each family is only required to bake one item but of course we will happily receive as many as you would like to bake. Our big sellers are: chocolate cake, carrot cake and loaves We would ask that you clearly label what you have baked and please don't bring any good plates from home as these may get damaged or not be returned.  If you are baking for specific dietary requirements (eg gluten free) then a small label with ingredients is appreciated for customers to read.

Plastic bags – we are still looking for any USED plastic bags. If you have any at home please feel free to drop these at the office or in the container.

Please note the container is open from 2.30pm school days. Please check the list outside the library to see where you are on fair day.

BBQ – At the end of our busy fair we celebrate together with a BBQ provided by Appleby School. This is an opportunity for everyone who contributed to celebrate our success on a job well done and to catch up with friends and family. For those of you who are new to our school, it's a great way to meet new families in the Appleby community!

Our next fair meeting is Tuesday 21st at 2.30pm in the Staffroom. All welcome