First up is our Jesters Children’s Fair at the Diana Garden Resort in North Pattaya, where it has been held since 2002. The fun starts from 10 a.m. and lasts till dusk, so prepare for a great day out!
Last year we saw our first rainout in 13 years of Children Fairs and, as a result, many well-wishers have expressed their hopes for clement weather this year. However, having rain at this event is nothing new; though it’s generally been the kind typical of the monsoon season and usually temporary.
Girls from Ban Jing Jai Orphanage perform a traditional Thai dance after the rain stopped and the sun came out at the fair last year.
Last year was a unique freak storm that dumped rain on Pattaya for 15 hours straight and flooded the streets of the city to an extent not seen in 50 years. So, even after the rain subsided around midday, the flooding prevented people from getting to the Fair.
Fortunately, many of our project kids still managed to get there and had their fun. The fact of the matter is rain or shine, the show goes on.
This year we are celebrating our 15 years of organizing charity drives, starting with our 14th annual Children’s Fair. The focal point will be the stage with project kids’ performances in the morning and teen bands in the afternoon. There will be field games in between culminating with the tug-of war and PSC raffle drawing. We will wrap up the show late afternoon with music from Leo Blues Band.
The schedule for the day looks like this:
10:00: Opening Ceremony for Fair
* National anthem by marching band from Pattaya School
* Opening speech by Chairman Lewis Underwood
* Welcoming speech by Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome
* Ribbon-cutting ceremony by VIP’s
* Harley parade and school
marching band performance
10:30: Start of children’s variety show
* Fountain of Life
* School for the Blind
* Ban Jing Jai Foundation
* Hand to Hand Foundation
* Camillian Center
* Father Ray’s Foundation
12:00: Children’s games
12:30: Dog show
13:00: Children’s games
13:30: Cha Yen band
14:00: Garden International School band
14:30: Regent’s School band
15:00: Children’s games
15:30: Tom Rossetti’s children’s band with special guest, Pookpick
16:00: Children games: tug-of-war
16:20: Presentation of bicycles to ‘best of the class’ FOL children in memory of Chris Kays; donated by Jesters
16:30: Children’s Raffle drawing
17:00: Live music from Leo Blues Band
For those who are renting stalls on Sunday, here is some pertinent information:
* All stalls are approximately 4X4 meters in area with two tables, two chairs and one electrical outlet (approx. 3 amps). Please note that the system will NOT run electrical appliances that draw a lot of power.
* For safety reasons, no vehicles will be allowed in the stall area on Sunday, September 9th after 0930. Many stallholders choose to prepare their stalls and offload their heavy items the day before, on Saturday, the 8th after 4 p.m.
* The fair site will be opened from 6 a.m. on the day of the Fair. Official hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* There is no running water or ice available at the stalls, nor is there any money for change. Please bring trash cans/bags for your stall.
* Banners should be no larger than .75 X 3.50 meters.
* If you have not paid your stall fees already, Bill will collect the 1500 baht amount from you at the fair around midday.
* Please secure valuables at all times. The organizers will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur.
* Important Note! This year’s children’s coupons are PINK and are NOT redeemable for cash. Coupons will only be used internally by school staff for kid’s games.
* Since we sell donated beer, please do not sell beer at your stalls.
* For more info, please contact Bill at 089-930-3558.
If you would like to learn more about our events, please visit us at www.care4kids.info or www.facebook.com/jesterscare.forkids. Otherwise, see you there!
Please also remember that the Jesters’ Gala Party Night follows the Fair on Saturday, September 22nd at the Amari Orchid Pattaya.
|1||Bangkok Hospital Pattaya||First Aid, Ambulance|
|2||The Haven||Hamburgers, Fast Food|
|3||Ban Jing Jai||Handicrafts|
|4||Global Battle Of The Bands||Promotion Of Event|
|5||The Walker Podologic Co.Ltd||Information About Foot Disorders|
|6||Lions Club Of Jomtien||Promotion Of Lions International|
|7||Sausage King||Sausages For Sale, TNC Cider|
|8||Veterans Of Foreign Wars||Chili And Hot Dogs|
|9||Veterans Of Foreign Wars||Chili Dogs|
|10||Veterans Of Foreign Wars||Hot Dogs|
|11||Special Forces Association Chapter 3||Selling Military Souvenirs, Apple Pies|
|12||Pattaya Pickle Company||Pickle Sampling|
|13||Jesters Beer Tent||Sales of donated beer|
|14||Café Kronborg||Danish Restaurant|
|15||Café Kronborg||Danish Restaurant|
|16||Tony’s Corner||Jewelry And Snacks|
|21||Eco Brand Products||Energy Saving Products|
|22||Eco Brand Products||Energy Saving Products|
|23||Logo Trade Co. Ltd||Selling Fry Pans And Cooking Demos|
|24||Children’s Activities And Development Club||Children’s Games|
|25||Children’s Activities And Development Club||Indian Bar B Que, Fiesta Foods|
|26||Goong’s Thai Food||Noodles And Kao Mun Gai|
|27||Baadshah Indian Restaurant||Indian Food|
|28||Rotary Club Of Jomtien||Promotion Of Rotary|
|29||Khao Larm||Khao Larm For Sale|
|30||Canterbury Tales||Used Books For Sale|
|31||Radio Station||Broadcasting From The Fair|
|32||Care For Kids Activities||Children’s Activities|
|33||Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Group||Promotion|
|34||Noi’s Somtam||Thai Food For Sale|
|35||Noi’s Somtam||Somtam For Sale|
|37||Melissa Cosgrove Foundation||Promotion|
|38||Radio Station||Broadcasting From The Fair|
|39||PILC White Elephant||Rummage Sale|
|40||PILC White Elephant||Rummage Sale|
|41||The Blue Parrot||Ice Cold Margaritas|
|42||Jesters Beer Garden||Donated Beer For Sale|
|43||Event Shirts||Souvenir Event T Shirts|
|44||Jester Wear||Jesters Clothing For Sale|
|45||British Legion||Promotion Of British Legion|
|46||Duck Bar||Food For Sale|
|47||JVK International Movers||Candy Floss|
|48||Jamesons||Used Books For Sale|
|49||Jamesons||Used Books For Sale|
|50||Jamesons||Used Books For Sale|
|51||Gala Party Night||Raffle Tickets|
|52||AGS Four Winds||Free Ice Cream|
|53||British Chamber Of Commerce Thailand||Promotion|
|54||MBMG Group||Financial Services|
|55||Open Aid 1000 Villages||Village Handicrafts, BBQ|
|56||Pattaya Panthers Rugby Club||Promotion|
|57||Pattaya Sports Club Children’s Raffle||Children’s Raffle Tickets|
|58||The Regents School||Children’s Activities|
|59||Mercy Center||Children’s Activities|
|60||Rotary Club Of Eastern Seaboard||Promotion Of Rotary|
|61||Siam Properties||Bakery And Soft Drinks, Caricature Drawings|
|62||International School Chonburi||Children’s Activities|
|63||Hand To Hand Foundation||Children’s Activities|
|64||Face Painting||Face Painting|
|65||Tamar Center||Baked Goods|
|66||Jelly Belly||Jelly Beans|
|67||Camillian Center Rayong||Sell Handicrafts|
|68||Moontreephakdee International School||Children’s Activities|
|69||FOL Foot Massage||Foot Massage|
|70||FOL Christmas Cards||Christmas Cards Made By FOL Students|
|71||Father Ray||Children’s Activities|
|72||International School Eastern Seaboard||Children’s Activities|
|73||St. Andrews International School||Children’s Activities|
|74||The Party Shop||Party Supplies|
|75||Garden International School||Children’s Activities|
|76||Take Care Kids Thailand||Selling Merchandise And New And Used Clothing|
|77||Mountain Smile International School||Children With Special Needs|
|78||Pattaya Players||Promoting Halloween Event|
|79||deVere Group||Financial Consultation For Expatriates|
|80||Katie And Sara’s||Painting And Dolls|
|81||Activities For Children||Games|
|82||Activities For Children||Games|
|83||Activities For Children||Games|
|84||Activities For Children||Games|
|85||Activities For Children||Games|
|86||Activities For Children||Games|
|87||Activities For Children||Games|
|88||Activities For Children||Games|
|89||Activities For Children||Games|
|90||Horse Shoe Point||Pony Rides|
|92||Activities For Children||Games|
|93||Sunrise Tacos||Taco, Burritos, Etc.|
|94||The Pattaya Pickle Co. Climbing Wall|
|96||Hard Rock Hotel||BBQ PIG|
|97||Hard Rock Hotel||BBQ Pig|
|98||Radio Station||Broadcasting Live From The Fair|
|99||Hospitality Tent||Rest Area|
|100||Hospitality Tent||Rest Area|
|101||Hospitality Tent||Rest Area|
|102||FOL Chow Hall||Food For Kids|
|103||FOL Chow Hall||Food For Kids|
|104||FOL Chow Hall||Food For Kids|