As this is written in early July, the 2017 fete seems like it was only yesterday, but by the time you are reading this, the fete will be a happy but distant memory!
This year’s fete followed a tried and tested programme and was a great success. Hundreds of people came along to join in the fun, the weather was good (for a pleasant change!) and we raised around £1,000 on the day. This money will be used to buy more equipment for future fetes and to recognise the support the fete gets from a couple of key local organisations, before any left over money is donated to a local charity. Full details will be published at their AGM later in the year.
This year’s fete was the result of a lot of hard work by a relatively small band of volunteers, led by their Rector, The Rev Annette Shannon and husband Dave. They would also like to thank Simon Lavington and Ed Palmer, their on-the-day overseers and comperes for the fete, Ralph Earey for pre-fete advertising, loan of the barbecue and other equipment, Pat Coe for organising the grand draw, John and June Webb for printing and selling programmes and being treasurer on the day & David and Michelle Barnes for the refreshments.
Dave Shannon for heading up the team of barbecue cooks, Claire Palfrey for organising childrens’ games and the picture competition, Val Lavender and Wendy Sillett for a great dog show. Ros Lavington and Sproughton Community Shop for supplying the stock and their unstinting support, St Peters Band for another great performance, their friends at The Wild Man for supplying the beer and all the other stall holders who made it such a memorable event. A big thank you too to Jill Sharley, their minutes secretary, for all her hard work in that role.
The fete would not be possible without the help and support of local people and they thank each and every one of you who was involved, either helping to plan the day or putting up or taking down the tents. But most of all, thank you for coming along and making all that hard work worthwhile.