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‘Spring fling’ with social distancing deemed success

Approximately 50 people attended a socially distant shopping experience at the Crazies Hill Community House.

The Crazie Spring Fling had 10 stalls selling gifts, housewares, clothing, groceries, art and vintage items.

Every visitor had to book one
45 minute window as numbers were limited and wear a face mask.

Organizer Jessica Morane-Griffiths said the success of a sold out Christmas bazaar in December helped make this event go smoothly. She said, “We learned last time that people wanted to see more of the same high quality exhibitors, so we reached out to a few contacts and brought in a wider variety of stands.

“Fifty people was pretty much the limit we could have.

“People liked to have the opportunity to shop in a socially distant way.

“They also enjoyed the atmosphere that we created. We decorated the hall with flowers, balloons and bunting.

“The idea was to recreate the feel of an old-fashioned festival with a variety of well-made, original products. We went to great lengths to create the event. “

The stallholders included Catherine Mun-Gavin, who lives in Wargrave and runs her own business called Save Thyme Cooking.

Isie Carter, also from Wargrave, sold works of art and essential oils, and also sponsored her yoga business, Super Love Yoga.

Frances Galvanoni of Cookley Green sold handmade soap.

Entry was £ 5 per person and could be redeemed for purchases of £ 20 or more. Ms. Morane-Griffiths, who lives on Warren Row, said she was looking forward to another event this fall and hoped to increase attendance as coronavirus restrictions are set to be completely lifted by then.

She said, “It will be nice to have more of an open house.

“The town hall is in a great location and it’s very convenient to position between Henley and Wargrave. If we want to have a bigger event in the future, we may have to get to the Henley side of the river. It really comes down to the social distancing situation. “

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