The 2011 Open Day promises to be even bigger and better.
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Griggs held their annual Open Day on Saturday September 25 at Pendennis, Sticker near St. Austell.
The one day event saw thousands of visitors pass through the doors with their friendly and knowledgeable staff ensuring a successful day was had by all. Customers particularly enjoyed the complimentary local pasties, cakes and drinks.
Leading manufacturers were able to give a wealth of expertise, advice, entertainment, and unique special offers. There was a large selection of Trade stands demonstrating Tools, Animal Handling Equipment and Rain Water Harvesting Systems. Feed Companies were on hand to give advice on feed for all types of animals. Equestrian customers were invited to enter a competition to win a free pair of Ariat Riding Boots. Customers benefited from discounts on a large range of clothing and products from the store.
Children took part in a Joules colouring competition designing a Tee shirt with Joules children’s clothing as prizes. Younger children were entertained with the Tractor Ted Cinema and they all enjoyed their Goodie bags.
An unusual attraction that proved popular with the children and adults was the alpacas and llamas from Llama Land, Popham Alpacas and the Cornwall Camelid Association. Also present was Cliff Penrose with his rabbits and he was able to pass on useful information on keeping pet rabbits.
Watch Manager, Mark Smith, from the Cornwall Fire & Rescue Service was demonstrating with the Hydro-carbon Detection Dog (which detects ignitable /flammable liquids after the fire) as part of the Fire Investigation Team. Their sponsors Nestle Purina Pet Care were at the Open Day giving nutritional advice for dogs.
Graham Partridge, Kennel Club’s European Team Manager demonstrated dog agility on a mini course with his collie dog. He spoke to lots of interested dog owners and provided them with his knowledge.
Local auctioneers Jeffreys Auctions held their annual collective machinery sale in an adjacent field that attracted a bumper crowd. Auctioneer Ian Morris reported the sale field had a wide array of goods on offer from tractors to wheelbarrows & poultry to chainsaws there was something for everyone with over 650 lots on offer.