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Bentworth Fete Update

Bentworth Fete Update

What a day! Sunshine, stalls, music, beer, Pimms, terrier racing, attractions, singing, maypole dancing, raffles, tombola’s, coconut shy…….who could ask for more?!

Many thanks to all those who turned out to support the village fête this year. A great day was had by all and with a number of new stalls and attractions this year there once again seemed to be an excellent atmosphere. The fête was opened by the school ensemble playing some lovely pieces, and then the children flowed into a demonstration of maypole dancing. There appeared to be a lot of hot but smiling children afterwards. Further music was provided by the Alton Brass Quartet (who were actually five!) throughout the afternoon and this sounded lovely from all over the field. The day was greatly helped by the sunny and hot weather which was made more sufferable with the help of the Pimm’s tent (which sold out!), the beer tent and also the teas. Luckily the chocolate tombola managed to sell out before all the stock melted!

We are delighted to announce that the day’s gross takings were in excess of £5,000 pre expenses which is fantastic. The profit from the fête will be given to local and national good causes.

A huge thanks should be given to the school for the use of the field and Jubilee Hall and all stallholders, committee members and others for all the hard work before, during and after the fête. Also to Colin Hayward for providing the marquee for the competition and book stalls. The bar was kindly supported by Lee from The Sun who very generously donated two barrels of beer which were enjoyed by many on a hot day! Julian and Jenny Lewis also deserve thanks for once again organising the highly entertaining terrier racing and being the announcer on the day respectively.

If anyone has any suggestions/ideas on how we can improve the fête for next year, then please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the committee members.

Charlie Phillips

[Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy]

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