Friday, 20 October 2017

Festival makes £47,000

THIS year’s Wargrave Village Festival made a record profit of more than £47,000.

THIS year’s Wargrave Village Festival made a record profit of more than £47,000.

The accounts for the biennial festival were presented by chairman Graham Howe and treasurer Graham Jones on Monday.

The festival, which was held in June, involved 43 events run by 21 local groups, including Robert Piggott infant and junior schools, scouts and guides and the village luncheon club.

Magician Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee performed a magic show and judged a dancing  competition.

A total of 5,811 tickets were sold, raising more than £24,000 which goes towards infrastructure and other costs. More than 7,800 glasses of wine and 3,375 pints of beer or cider were sold.



Mr Howe said: “With the committee’s 16 members, supported by another 16 who helped with committee-run events, and each of the 21 societies, some 150 people from Wargrave village invested their time and effort to contribute to this success.

“It has been a privilege to serve on the committee and working with all of those people.

“All those on the current committee are keen to perpetuate the success and look forward to start planning the Wargrave Village Festival 2017 when we reconvene next March.”

The total made at the previous festival in 2013 was £30,744.



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