Emphasis on family fun as town celebrates community spirit

C140885-7 Bog Show  phot kate''Goerge Budge, 11, from the Regis School, looking at the scarecow made by his pupils in his house on display at the show.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140885-7
C140885-7 Bog Show phot kate''Goerge Budge, 11, from the Regis School, looking at the scarecow made by his pupils in his house on display at the show.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140885-7

PLENTY of fun was the order of the day at a community event in Bognor Regis.

Visitors turned out in their droves to support this year’s Bognor Regis Town Show and Community Day held last Saturday.

C140885-5 Bog Show  phot kate  Visitors looking through the toys on sales.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140885-5 SUS-140921-163914001

C140885-5 Bog Show phot kate Visitors looking through the toys on sales.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140885-5 SUS-140921-163914001

The festivities were organised for the sixth year by the Bognor Community Action Network (CAN).

CAN spokeswoman Mandy Phillips said: “I was a brilliant day. We have lots of people come along and they all had a great time.

“It was nice to see so many people, I think the weather helped a little bit, but there was plenty to do.

“Visitors enjoyed looking around the many stalls we had. We also had some information stands and the police, fire service, Think Family and Sister House came along too.”

C140885-3 Bog Show  phot kate  Mary Thomas with her first prize winning jam.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140885-3 SUS-140921-163953001

C140885-3 Bog Show phot kate Mary Thomas with her first prize winning jam.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140885-3 SUS-140921-163953001

Arts and craft workshops for the youngsters proved a hit.

“We had t-shirt making, jewellery making and face painting so there was a lot for the children to do,” said Mandy.

And for those looking to pick-up a bargain there was a car boot sale.

The town show were visitors could enter something they had made, grown or baked was also a success.

Mandy said: “We had a lot of people enter and some very good entrants. There was definitely a lot of interest.”

The event took place at the Bognor Regis Youth Club and Community Centre in Westloats Lane and the nearby Hampshire Avenue recreation ground.