Brilliant sunshine, a great atmosphere and fabulous opera ensured that the Çalış Spring Fair was the best ever.

Over 130 stalls attended the recent annual event, organized by Çalış Children’s Charity, the 3C’s, which took place along Çalış main street which was closed to traffic for the day.

Stallholders and local craftspeople did a great trade selling such varied items as driftwood and paper butterfly pictures, ceramics, leather work, appliqué, wood and marble items, hand-made soaps, jewellery, garden ornaments, cards, soft toys, home-made jams and preserves and all kinds of paintings. There were also several local charity stalls raising money for their good causes.

One of the most popular stalls was that of local artist Gulay Colak whose beautiful hand painted bird houses literally “flew” off her stall.

One of the highlights of the day was when opera singer Tony St. John, who had flown in from UK for the previous weeks FETAV Fest events, performed his “Pavarotti” tribute act to the delighted crowds. Needless to say because of the heat he was unable to don his “Pavarotti” fat suit!!!!

“It was a really great enjoyable day and we got some great feedback both from stallholders and the crowds” said 3C’s Chairman Peter Clark.

After overheads, the 3C’s are pleased to announce that they raised 3,000 TL from the stall fees and their tombola, raffle and children’s games. This money will go towards funding projects for children in the local area.