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Autumn Fair to be held this Saturday

     The Correctional Services Department Sports Association will hold its 58th Autumn Fair in Stanley this Saturday (November 27).

     The theme of this year's fair is "Caring Society, Harmonious Future", a reflection on the Correctional Services Department's commitment to seek community support for the rehabilitation of offenders.

     Fifty-eight years after it was founded in 1953, the annual Autumn Fair has been a long-standing attraction for the public. Apart from the sale of various products manufactured by inmates, the fair also features a rich entertainment programme including a marching band, guard dog training demonstration, motorcycle performance, dragon and lion dance, horseback-riding, clown performance, face painting and a lucky draw. 

     The funds raised from sales and donations through diversified channels, after deducting costs, will go to some 40 voluntary agencies and beneficiaries for charity purposes, including prisoners' welfare services, which provide further opportunities for prisoners to contribute to the community.

     The fair will run from 11am to 5pm on the football field next to Stanley Prison (99 Tung Tau Wan Road). People are welcome to share in the fun and contribute to charities. Admission is free.

     The venue is accessible by bus routes 6, 6X, 63, 73, 260 and 973 and green minibus routes 40 and 52.


Ends/Monday, November 22, 2010
Issued at HKT 14:00

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The Correctional Services Department Dog Unit will give a training demonstration with guard dogs at the Autumn Fair.

 

There will be djembe performance by inmates from Cape Collinson Correctional Institution.