Fete: smashed it!
OUR annual fete was a roaring success. Held at Gussage House on one of those sizzling July afternoons it raised a magnificent £3,760 which will be split between the village hall and our church.
The number of visitors was slightly down on recent years – as was money raised - due to a combination of the heatwave, England playing for third place in the World Cup and possibly the Wimbledon ladies' final as well but to make that amount in barely three hours is still a remarkable achievement and reflects the enduring appeal of this popular event.
Not surprisingly, ice creams sold out and there was brisk trade for the many stalls and fun games while it was great to see the return of Spank The Planks, the Appalachian dance team accompanied by the Broken String Band who always make the afternoon go with a swing and a smile.
New fete co-ordinators David Crossley, Jane Pickles and Di Trott were delighted with the outcome and thanked not only all villagers who helped make the occasion such a success but also the visitors for their continued support - and not forgetting Brian and Jenny Stannah for making their lovely grounds available as the venue.
25th July 2018