Long Melford - country fair plan
Long Melford is to host its first country fair, with profits going to the village church appeal.
The Midsummer Craft and Country Show will be in the grounds of Melford Hall on June 21 and 22, and promises to be a major event.
Professional displays will include agility dogs, falconry, and antique farm machinery, while demonstrations of traditional rural pursuits will bring history to life.
Plenty of children's entertainment is planned, including donkey rides, a children's farm and a fairground.
Other attractions will include a food hall, and arts, crafts and gifts marquees.
The fair is being organised by Oakleigh Fairs on behalf of the Long Melford Church Appeal.
An impressive 84,000 has already been raised since the appeal was launched eight months ago, but it still has a long way to go.
Churchwarden David Hamand said: "We need to raise about 600,000 to restore and enhance the church. We want to update the facilities for the general public to use."
Heating, lighting and sound equipment all need bringing up to date, and restoration work is needed on the Tudor stained glass windows.
Mr Hamand said: "We are almost ready to install the new lighting inside and have got permission from the diocese, but we urgently need 200,000 for this."
Donations to Holy Trinity Church can be made via www.justgiving.com/longmelford/supportus.
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