The Village Fete – Coming Soon

1st September starting at 1.00pm on the Village Recreation Ground

The day of the fete draws nigh and there are lots of things to look forward to this year. Amongst the new attractions will be a special children’s area which will include Carl the magician, a coconut shy and lots of prizes to be won, and music will be provided courtesy of Wantage Silver Band and the Hagbourne Community Choir. There’ll be a barbeque, pizzas and of course the traditional tea and cakes a-plenty together with lots of stalls including books, preserves, a beer stall (thanks to Kenny at the George and Dragon), plants, tombola – the list goes on. There’s a bigger-than-ever classic car display and there will be a chance to demonstrate the beauty and skills of your pooch at the dog show – dogs of all shapes and sizes are most welcome!

As ever, we will be looking for help on the day in putting everything together and taking it down at the end, and there will be lots to do during the fete itself. If you would like to help, please call Paul (851251), Brian (850158) or Jessie (851206). Many hands….

Finally, would you or your company like to sponsor one of the attractions? This would be a big help in keeping the costs down and maximising the vital contribution the fete makes to the running of the village hall and the church. Sponsorship is welcomed for the band, the dog show, birds of prey, barbeque provisions or children’s prizes. Liz Evans, who’s running the kid’s stalls, would especially welcome jam jars filled with small toys, wrapped sweets, marbles, new hair bands, clips etc plus cuddly toys for the teddy tombola and (ideally!) an unopened Lego box set as a prize for the ‘guess the number of Lego pieces’ competition.

Looking forward to seeing villagers and visitors on 1st September – don’t miss the fun!

Paul Batho