First a big thank you to those who came along at the end of last year to help plan next year’s fete, based on lessons from 2013. It was agreed that despite the rain, the 2013 fete was a great success, offering the usual traditional atmosphere and friendly welcome, and had given the Fete Team the confidence that things would be fine whatever the weather!
It was decided to keep the midsummer date this year, so the fete will be held on SATURDAY JUNE 21ST. Support was shown for a slightly earlier start for those with younger families, but also for a spot of dancing after the stalls shut to make more of the band, so a bit of an experiment wil take place this year. The fete will start at 4pm and stalls and most activities will come to a close around 7pm, swiftly followed by an evening of music and dancing (ceilidh style?) A large marquee might be drafted into service if the weather looks doubtful.
The same old favourites will all be there and there is the possibility of the return of the Human Fruit Machine! As it’s World Cup year, we’re hoping to have a football demo of some sort – does anybody have any contacts who could help with this? And as well as the Obstacle Course introduced last year, there’ll be traditional children’s races. And if you’d like to volunteer to help or have any suggestions, get in touch with Sue Wellum, who would love to hear from you. Expect to hear more after Easter.