Red Cross Fair comes to town

26 Dec 2011

The annual Phuket Red Cross Fair will begin with a bang on Thursday evening as a fireworks show lights up the sky. The fair is being held at Phuket Town’s Saphan Hin park, beginning at 18:00, and will run through until 8 January.

Live entertainment has been scheduled for the evenings, with many prominent national Thai acts set to make appearances on the central stage. Although the entertainment is a major event draw, the highlight for many visitors is the opportunity of buying a ticket for the lucky draw.

Last week, governor Tri Augkaradacha gave a preview of the Honda City saloon car that is the first prize in this year’s draw. The governor’s wife is the president of the local Red Cross chapter. Runners up prizes in the draw are a motorbike, 21-inch televisions, refrigerators, electric fans and gold necklaces.

The prize draw will be held at 22:00 on 7 January. Tickets are available at the fair or from the Phuket Red Cross office. Local Red Cross officer Sarawut Rakkhao said the prizes were not as large for this year’s fair as the society usually asked the Thai government for donations.

He added that due to the recent flooding disaster in the central regions of the country, the Red Cross had not requested such large donations as flood victims were more in need of the government’s funds.

As well as the live entertainment and the prize draw, the Red Cross Fair features stalls selling souvenirs, household goods, and eclectic snacks and beverages. Booths themed on local issues and the environment, and games round up the offerings for visitors. 

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