Support is key to show’s success

Staintondale Show'Tony jenkins,right talks engines with a visitor to the show..'Picture by Neil Silk  113160d'07/08/11
Staintondale Show'Tony jenkins,right talks engines with a visitor to the show..'Picture by Neil Silk 113160d'07/08/11

FUN was had by all at Staintondale Show yesterday.

It was the 27th time that the annual village show has taken place, and it proved as popular as ever.

Staintondale Show'Visitors enjoying the show..'Picture by Neil Silk  113160f'07/08/11

Staintondale Show'Visitors enjoying the show..'Picture by Neil Silk 113160f'07/08/11

The event, held at the village hall, saw the usual collection of stalls, refreshments and children’s fancy dress.

There were also various competitions, with several classes, including for horticulture, produce and arts.

Show Secretary Lorraine Watson said that more than 400 entries were received. “The event has really built up,” she said. “It’s a really nice community event which everyone supports. A lot of hard work is done every year by volunteers in the village. I think enthusiastic is a good word to use to describe them.

“I would also like to say a big thank you to local businesses. They have donated some wonderful prizes to the raffle and tombola.”

Vintage farm equipment was also on show this year.

At the end of the show, produce was auctioned off to raise money for good causes. A £250 cheque was donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, and the organising committee will also commission work on the village hall.