Having held successfully fundraising Christmas Fairs for some years for the benefit of The ACRE Project, stallholders suggested last November that, as their products were really Arts & Crafts products “decked out for Christmas”, what they also wanted was a Summer Fair. The directors and volunteers of The ACRE Project were happy to oblige!
On Saturday, 18 July 2015, some 43 stallholders assembled in the gymnasium of the Salesian College on the Maynooth Road, Celbridge. Doors opened at midday, and there was a continuous footfall each hour until closing at six. Wood, knits, jewellery, books, and beauty products were but some of the items on offer for sale.
We had the support of nine local business sponsors. Some eighteen ACRE Project volunteers staffed a food and beverages area in the Assembly Hall, as well as helping to sell raffle tickets, direct traffic and make the event a great social and financial success.
The ACRE Project is adjacent to the Salesian College and is a community space for events, courses and horticultural training.