Hare today, gone tomorrow

Joyce Maudling haveing a go at "naming the hare" when she visited the Mad March Fair held in the Horden Youth and Community Centre.   Picture by FRANK REID

Joyce Maudling haveing a go at "naming the hare" when she visited the Mad March Fair held in the Horden Youth and Community Centre. Picture by FRANK REID

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VILLAGERS got into the spirit of spring during a community fair.

Horden Youth and Community Centre, in Eden Street, held a Mad March Fair to bring the community together.

As part of the planned activities, residents got to take part in a Name the Mad March Hare event.

There were 30 entrants and the winner – who will get to walk away with the cute hare teddy bear as the prize – will be announced this Friday.

Other highlights during the event were a tombola and stalls selling books, home-made cards and toys.

Easington and District Carers and Michael Fishwick, of Accent Foundation, which owns 550 properties in Horden, Blackhall and Easington, held their own table-top sales during the event, with proceeds going to carers’ funds and the refurbishment of St Mary’s Church Hall respectively.

Dee Stobie, the centre’s administration and learning support assistant, said: “We had quite significant footfall throughout the day and it was lovely weather for it.

“It was a nice way to get the community together.”

She added that there are plans for the centre to host an autumn fair, on October 19.