Sunday, 22 October 2017

Hundreds attend summer fete

HUNDREDS of families attended a summer fete on Whitchurch Hill recreation ground.

HUNDREDS of families attended a summer fete on Whitchurch Hill recreation ground.

There were dozens of stalls run by local businesses and community groups as well as fairground attractions and vintage tractor displays.

Whitchurch Hill WI organised a tea and cake stall while staff from the Sun Inn ran a bar. There was also a barbecue managed by parents from the village.

Reading scouts set up a mobile climbing wall and the Maidenhead Concert Band played classic jazz and pop songs.

Children took part in three–legged and wheeelbarrow races and there was a fun dog show with agility and obedience tests. Other attractions included face–painting, plant stalls and a raffle with prizes donated by businesses and residents.



Organiser John Gray said: “As soon as I got up in the morning and saw the sunny weather, I knew it was going to be a great day.

“The fete was very well attended and the feedback I’ve received from stallholders and visitors has been very positive.

“I was the announcer this year so I had more of a chance to walk round and see everything that was going on.

“I was glad to see the climbing wall return and the bar and tea tent seemed to be doing a roaring trade. A lot of work goes into running the fete but we don’t mind, we enjoy seeing everybody having fun.”

Proceeds from the raffle, which are yet to be counted, will be donated to good causes in the area.



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