Kirkby Rotary is organising an event designed to give local groups, agencies and charities a showcase for their services.
Kirkby Community Fair, which is being supported by Ashfield District Council, will take place in the town Plaza on Saturday September 3rd from 10 am till 3 pm. Among the 20-plus organisations already signed up are groups for young people, retired adults, veterans and women, as well as several churches and public services.
President of Kirkby Rotary, Philip Hurt, explained: ‘We looked around the Kirkby area and saw that there were so many providing great opportunities and service to the community. We felt that we wanted to give those organisations the chance to let people know what they do and how the community might join or support them. At the same time, being Rotary, we wanted to make it a fun event, so many of those organisations will also have things to sell and games and tombolas to play.’
The Rotary Club, celebrating its seventieth year, has a record of supporting the local community, as well as national and international good causes. One of the most recent examples is the “Know Your Blood Pressure Day’ in Kirkby market place, in co-operation with the Stroke Association, when dozens of Kirkby residents were given free checks and several were alerted to see their doctor.
President Philip added: ‘A bonus of Kirkby Community Fair will be the live music provided by a section of Kirkby Welfare band, and the practical opportunities for young people to see and learn what the Scouts and Army Cadets do. There’s something for all ages.’