Jesters’ Fairs held at Diana Garden Resort - the End of an Era

Friday, 18 January 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 3 By  Lewis Underwood

Jesters Care for Kids Charity Drive 2013

“I know we’ve come a long way,

We’re changing day to day,

But tell me, where ‘will’ the children play?”

- Cat Stevens

We had a great run holding our annual family outings at the Diana Garden Resort and Driving Range in North Pattaya, but now after 11 years, it has come to an end. The driving range has been rented to a Japanese consortium, which has already seen an upgrade to the facilities.

After receiving a courtesy call from Diana management about the transition, of course, we were taken aback, but then we also appreciated their candor. We thanked them deeply for hosting our Fairs for over a decade and presented them with a certificate expressing our gratitude.

The 2002 ribbon cutting (L to R) Sopin Thappajug, Woody Underwood, Mike Franklin and Graham Macdonald.The 2002 ribbon cutting (L to R) Sopin Thappajug, Woody Underwood, Mike Franklin and Graham Macdonald.

We know it will not be easy finding another venue like theirs, and given the ubiquitous construction going on in city these days, it probably means having to look afar beyond the city limits.

So presently we have a date for the Fair on Sunday, September 8th, but not a venue. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures from good times gone by.

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An aerial view of fair before opening in 2007.An aerial view of fair before opening in 2007.

This fair performer in 2002 flashes a million dollar smile.This fair performer in 2002 flashes a million dollar smile.

The bouncy castle, shown here in 2006, is always a big hit.The bouncy castle, shown here in 2006, is always a big hit.

Thanks for making us smile kids in 2002.Thanks for making us smile kids in 2002.

Fair kids watching the magician in 2004.Fair kids watching the magician in 2004.

This boy on the carousel is certainly having a great time on fair day in 2008.This boy on the carousel is certainly having a great time on fair day in 2008.

This stilted clown thrills the youngsters in 2009.This stilted clown thrills the youngsters in 2009.

Relaxing on the fair grounds during Jesters Children’s Fair 2006.Relaxing on the fair grounds during Jesters Children’s Fair 2006.

Heave, ho!  Giving it their all in the tug of war.Heave, ho!  Giving it their all in the tug of war.

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