Two weeks before the Young Crown fete, I started praying for the weather. Then watched without surprise as the long range forecast became increasingly favourable until the day before when we could be confident of glorious sunshine. And what sunshine we had on the day! One of the many prayers answered in many ways around the Young Crown Fete of 6th May…
With representation and lots of help from the Boys’ Brigade, Girls’ Brigade, Brownies, Kingsmills Toddler Group, Olive Grove, L’Arche, and many friends (apologies if I haven’t mentioned you by name) we managed to put on a great event. Special mention to Stewart Robertson who flew in from far afield specially to be our in-house photographer and Colin Baillie for keeping the tunes rolling and the banter flowing from the microphone for the afternoon.
An encouraging number of families, children and young people came through to enjoy the bouncy castles, ice cream, BBQ, refreshments, parachute games, bake sale, wonky bicycle, best-priced-coffee-in-Inverness, and so much more! There was a wonderful atmosphere (not just the weather) of community and gathering and people really gave us the impression of having appreciated the event – not least the great value on offer. In spite of the low prices, we also managed to raise somewhere around £720 after expenses. We also managed to use the event to conduct a community survey which will go a long way to helping shape the ministry of Young Crown and how we serve locally in the coming months and years.
As ever, thank you so much to all involved. It wouldn’t have happened without many hands on the day (particular mention for the BBs here), lends of gazebos, a marquee, a sound system, a generous contribution from the Congregational Board and hard work from so many.