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Last Updated: 27th May 2016     

 
 
 

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival
Friday 24th June 2016

 
 

Any Face Painters Available?

We are looking for a couple of volunteer's to come forward that would be willing to do the face painting stall at the Over 30's & Fun Day on Saturday 11th June from approximately 12-4pm. If anyone would be willing to help or knows anyone we can contact please let us at the website or can you get in touch with Julie McAllister.

 

Stewards Required For The Fair Day

Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival needs volunteer stewards each year to help focus on our Fair Day activities. You will only be required for a few hours and you will enjoy it much more being involved.
We stress that we need your help to keep us going and look forward to you becoming a part of The Best Day of the Year. info@thefairday.com

 

COMPLETE OUTFIT SHOWING PACKAGE AVAILABLE

Complete outfit showing package available to hire. Mannequin, crockery, teapots, flower vase and cake stand all for 15.
Addition cake stands can be hired at a cost of 2 each or items can be hired individually.
Please contact to check availability for your date.
Julie McAllister or Fiona Burns
info@thefairday.com

 

DOUGLAS PARK BOOKINGS (FULL)

All allocations for space at this years Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival have now been filled and thank you to all those who have applied  

 

FAIR REHEARSALS (Fair E'en)

The rehearsals that take place on the Fair E'en will go ahead as scheduled on Thursday 23rd June.
Schools that are off for the European Referendum, it will be the parents responsibility to bring the children to the Glebe Park on time to meet up with the rest of the cast taking part.  

 

GLEBE PARK STAND TICKETS - On Sale 2nd June

The tickets for the east and west stands will go on sale Thursday 2nd June. They will be 10 each, we can no longer subsidise the tickets due to the financial cut backs that have been made and this will offset the cost to hire the two stands, Tickets will go on sale at 9am in Corvi's

 

Primary School Football Tournament

   Fairs & Challenge Cups   
Saturday  4th June 2016
Newtown Park
10am

 

ARCH / FRONTAGE ENTRIES

Over the years we have been asked what is the difference between an and a frontage.  Although having worked on them for years it was easy for us but for the general public it was a query so here goes

Arches - Can be walked under and not larger than 2 metres.
Large Arch - Can be walked under and larger than 2 metres.
Frontage - Can be walked around and not larger than 2 metres
Large Frontage - Can be walked around and larger than 2 metres

These are our guidelines but not measured to the exact size as the judges have the final say on categories in which an entry is made.

Application form
You can look at it and just send an email with
Name
Address
Category
info@thefairday.com
You will receive an email response if you send by this way.
Forms will be in Le Chic & The Baby Box by the end of the week
 

"Class of 66 Reunion Trophy" winner

Sky Nicholls, Bo'ness Public School, first winner of the talent contest. Pictured with Queen Ellie in Bridgeness Miners Welfare. Ellie presented the "Class of 66 Reunion Trophy"

"I've had the honour of being asked to judge the final of the Primary Schools
Talent Contest this afternoon. The 9 finalists were all amazing and really put us under pressure. Well done to ALL the kids taking part, you were fantastic and proved Bo'ness has got Talent. Congratulations to Sky. We can't wait to see you performing in the Douglas Park on Bo'ness Fair Day. Thanks also to Mr Wullie Meikle for organising this for the bairns."
Lesley Young
Picture: Lesley Young

 
 

How about this! Our biggest ever fun day where you are sure to meet friends and school mates. Or, bring along your friends and enjoy your day

 

FOOTBALL MATCH & FAIR DANCE GREAT SUCCESS'S

Our fundraising committee have worked wonders over the last two weeks before the appeals week.  The Bo'ness Fair v Linlithgow Gala Day football match raised 500 which is split between our Fait and our friends in Linlithgow Gala Day.
Our dance last weekend raised 3000 which is a magnificent amount these days. So a big congratulations to all involved who strive to keep our Fair Day one of the biggest children's day in Europe.

 

APPEALS  WEEK 26-30th April

Our appeals week has ended and if anyone still has an envelope, you can hand it into any of the shops below or drop us an email and someone come and collect it. 
If you wish to hand in your donation you can do so at Corvi's, The Baby Box or the Town Bistro, all in the town centre & Talking Heads in Grangepans.  

You can also donate online by filling in this mandate

 

WHERE WILL THE ARCH/FRONTAGE LOCATIONS BE?

To help you nearer the Fair Day we try to locate as many arch/frontage locations as possible.  This is NOT an entry for the arch/frontage contest which will be added in May.
All we need is, school, character and street, no names or full addresses required.
Arch/Frontage Locations      Arch Locations

 

George Simpson Memorial Winners 2016

 

Are You Coming Home For The Fair?

Do you know someone or you are coming home this year we would like to hear from you. info@thefairday.com

 

LADIES DAY
1st October 2016

Annual Ladies Day, Save The Date. Due to the popularity of this event. This year we are moving to a bigger venue and taking you back a few decades.
More details will follow in due course but in the meantime save the date, we can't wait!
 

Ladies Over 20's & Men's Over 30's Football
Family Fun Day

    Saturday  11th June 2016
Douglas Park
12noon

This year the men's over 30's will turn to 11 a side which will make it easier for the young ones playing. If you went to any the Bo'ness/Blackness primaries and want to represent your old primary, please get in touch.
 Also if you have moved into Bo'ness and didn't attend any the schools you can join the incomers team, you will be more than welcome.
 We need as many as possible, even if you just want that 15 minutes get in touch the more the merrier.
info@thefairday.com

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THE FAIR?

Each year we need help organisation from the smallest thing to larger and you will have great motivation to succeed.
We are always on the look for help and if your 18 or over please drop us a message and we will get back to you. Fundraising events, Kirkin, schools on Fair morning, band stewards, Glebe Park, Douglas Park and procession.
Thank you. info@thefairday.com

Only you, the people of Bo'ness can keep this our magical day stay and live in the hearts of the children who will take part.  Come and join us, even just a few hours of your time can help and you will feel the magical spirit in the weeks leading up to our Fair Festival.

 

EASYFUNDRAISING.ORG.UK
MADE EVEN EASIER

69 supporters of the Bo'ness Childrens Fair have raised in excess 0f 600 just because they used the www.easyfundraising.org.uk as the browser. It won't cost you anything, sign up and when you shop online they make a donation to the Fair. Last month I had 30 donated just for renewing my car insurance via the app. Please join up and help The Fair keep up the great work that comes the way each year.

 

HELENORE TO CROWN QUEEN ELECT

Chairman Jim Stewart has asked Mrs Helenore Watt to crown Queen Elect, Madison Chapman and she has accepted and both her and husband Robert are very delighted.

 

THE AFTERNOON TEA SET TO BE AN ANNUAL EVENT

The fundraising committee are delighted to advise that the afternoon tea event raised a fantastic sum of 2500. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone that supported this event which will now definitely be an annual one due to popular demand.

 

2016 Grange Retinue

Bo'ness Journal  
Journal reporter Deborah Punshon gets her first look at our new retinue.
Picture Bo'ness Journal

 

QUEEN ELECT MADDISON CHAPMAN HAS BEEN CHOSEN BY HER SCHOOL TO BE OUR 2016 QUEEN

The Grange School pupils have chosen Maddison Chapman to be there 2016 Queen of Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival.
2016 Fair Retinue:

 

SANCTUS MEDIA FAIR DVD       AVAILABLE NOW

or via Branches in Market Square

Sanctus Media are pleased to announce the production of the 2015 DVD for our Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival.  The feature DVD will present highlights from throughout the Fair Day, as well as a montage of this year's arches and frontages.  
An additional DVD is also available, a featurette of this year's Kirkin of the Queen, and boast a series of special clips, interviews and media from throughout the festival.
Kirking of the Queen 5
www.sanctusmedia.com/products/view_product/kirking-of-the-queen-2015
Fair Day 12
www.sanctusmedia.com/products/view_product/boness-childrens-fair-day-2015
Blu Ray 22
www.sanctusmedia.com/products/view_product/boness-childrens-fair-day-2015-blu-ray

With an estimated 4 hours of quality footage, we anticipate 2015's Children's Fair Day DVD will be better than ever!

 

OFFICIAL ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
www.bonessfairphotos.com

 

HELEN WARD-BIRKBY MEMORIAL CUP

1st, Lois Murphy (Public)
2nd, Abie Graham (St Marys)
3rd,  Emma Davies (Deanburn)

Congratulations to Lois, Abie & Emma on their great stories this year and the other wonderful essays everyone sent in and it was very hard to separate them.
We will look forward to you next year and another topic to write about.

 

BO'NESS HAS A NEW QUEEN

Ellie Sneddon was crowned Bo'ness Children's Fair Festival Queen 2015 at 11am this morning.
As the heavy rain through the night stopped in the morning the heavy clouds stayed overhead. But in a warm sticky day our new Queen watch her Retinue carry out their duties in a first class performance.
Pictures will appear on out Facebook page shortly to save the website back up with the amount of traffic passing through with the live streaming.

 

SANCTUS MEDIA BRING YOU LIVE FAIR COVERAGE WORLDWIDE

Neil MacLennan and his team at Sanctus Media have made break through technology for all you Bo'nessians worldwide from 10am GMT.  From creating great dvd's of the Fair they now give you the crowning live. Below is the link once you open it it will appear as a new screen just like your tv. Please send us your thoughts on it after the Fair.

www.sanctusmedia.com/thefairday

 

"VALLEY FM V10" HAS RETURNED FOR THE FAIR

The youth based Valley FM V10 project at St Andrews Church has return, just tune into 87.9FM, or online at www.avenueproject.org.uk/vfm  you can pick us up worldwide and don't forget to mention us in your email requests.
Starts 7am Tuesday 23rd June

 

 

KIRKIN OF THE QUEEN

Bo'ness Old Kirk

Sunday 21st June

Photos from today on our Facebook page

 

WESLO HOUSING SPONSORSHIP

We would like to thank Weslo Housing for their sponsorship this year in which they have sponsored this years Fair medals.

 


INCLEMENT WEATHER ARRANGEMENTS 2015

Pupils can be collected at the fenced area of the Douglas Park; each school has a clearly marked exit. Parents should wait there, but should not enter the fenced area. Presentees can be collected in the Douglas Park after they have danced at the Royal Command Performance. Usually between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. The Retinue can be collected at the end of the Royal Command Performance at 4.15pm.

Please note that parents, guardians and schools should read the full update:
Inclement Weather Arrangements

 

QUEENS COMMONWEALTH GAMES BATON ARRIVES IN BO'NESS

The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Queens Baton has arrived in Bo'ness and has been presented to 2014 Fair Queen Elect Louise Wilson at Kinneil House in front of a packed audience of school kids and locals.

 

 

BO'NESS LOOKING GOOD WITH NEW BANNERS
CALEDONIAN PRODUCE SUPPORTS FAIR


BO'NESS town centre will be decked out on Fair Day with new overhead street decorations, thanks to a Caledonian Produce donation.
Courtesy of Bo'ness Journal
News Section

 

 
     

 








 

 
 

 

 
 


 

 

 

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