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A Thank You Note To All


On behalf of the Community Arts Service and Community Arts Council I want to take the opportunity to thank all of the hundreds of volunteers who worked to create the true community spirit at the Art & Craft Fair 2009 which was held in the Far North Community Centre last week. These were people who ran booths and those who danced, played or sang, both as buskers and as groups of people, young and old. The Kaitaia Dramatics Society under Cheryl Rapira directorship presented a top notch 1940's radio show over 2 nights and along with Kaitaia Baptist Church catering under Lesley Hoggard's leadership it was an irresistible mix.

The atmosphere at the Fair was added to by the public who participating fully in the many activities. This varied from playing with the Nintendo Game Console which we presented to the Switzer Home, line dancing lessons with the Far North Foot Fiddlers, singing along with the Far North Institute Singers, buying art from the artists or sampling the dishes in the Food Court.

It was a wonderful four days and a confirmation that art and craft is alive and well in the Far North. This Art & Craft Fair is the fourth one run by the Community Arts Service, and with the Community Centre renovations going on next year, will be the last one for a while.

Yours etc.


Lois Knight

President CAS/CAC


Art & Craft Fair 2009


   Busker, Raffles and Free Draw Results

Busker Competition

1st Place – Sony Walkman MP3 Player Prize value $80. Won by the Abundant Life School, buskers

Grace and Sophie Sullivan, Crystal-Nellie Wilkinson.

2nd Place – Sealand MP3 Player Prize value $55. Won by Colin Horsfall.

$2 Raffle

Weaving Prize. Won by Ken Hollay.

$2 Raffle

Scarf Prize. Won by Carolyn Matthews.

Gold Coin Entry Free Draw

Xmas Tree Cake Prize. Won by Hank Kraaijenhof.

People's Choice – Best Booth

$30 Mitre 10 Coupon Prize. Won by the Staywell Booth number (33,34), Trish Nicholson.

People's Choice – Best Article

$30 Mitre 10 Coupon Prize. Won by the Paradise, N2, Oceania Booth number 14, Nicky Hart & co.

Art & Craft Fair 2009

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