St Clare’s Grand Summer Fete

June 16th, 2012 by admin-su

The rain held off and the sun shone, but it was rather windy. However, it didn’t put off all those who came along to the parish’s Grand Summer Fete on Saturday, June 16.

Fred Smith and Jackie-Drake Smith.

With so much rain during the week, it was touch and go whether we would be able to hold the fete on the grass in front of St Clare’ Church. Fete organiser Fred Smith took the gamble to hold it outside after consulting weather forecasts that stated it would remain dry during the afternoon. It did and it paid off.

Those who came, young and old, enjoyed a traditional-style fete that featured stalls selling all manner of goods, a tombola, raffle, plant sales, cake sales, plus a number of old-fashioned games such as hoop la, that the youngsters really enjoyed. There was also a bouncy castle, face painting and a visit from an ice-cream van.

Well done to Fred and all those who helped to set up, man the stalls and stands and to those who helped pack it all away – just before the rain returned!

Here are a selection of photos taken at the fete.