Second NSI Winter Fayre draws the crowds

The second Newton Stewart Initiative Winter Fayre was held last Saturday in The McMillan Hall and, according to the organisers proved to be “another resounding success for the town”.

NSI Chairman David Inglis said: “Forty local crafters came along to display their wares and all thoroughly enjoyed their day and reported good sales. The event was well supported by the public with the hall being busy from the off at 10am right through until after 4pm. Local community groups who were involved raising their own funds also enjoyed the day with the tea’s run by Triple T raising over £400 for the Douglas Park project.

“This year’s event saw the first outside stalls erected in Dashwood Square. Newton Stewart Rotary Club provided mulled wine and mince pies to raise funds for their insulin pump therapy appeal for under 18 year olds and Creetown Silver Band entertained the public for two hours in the afternoon. A fantastic local turnout by crafters and public alike ensured that this event will go from strength to strength in the years to come.

“As chair person I would like to extend my thanks to the Initiative fundraising committee, the executive committee in general, Newton Stewart Rotary Club and the public for turning out in such numbers to support the work we do with the Winter Fayre and also the Mayfayre. I would also like to thank Kenneth Dunse for all his help on the day.”