Saturday, 16 December 2017

Hot stuff on cold night as scouts stage fireworks display

Hot stuff on cold night as scouts stage fireworks display

HUNDREDS of people braved the cold to attend a fireworks display organised by the 1st Wargrave scouts.

The annual display took place at Kings Field, off East View Road, on Saturday evening.

Spectators gathered to watch a huge bonfire being set alight about half an hour before the display.

Volunteers manned a barbecue offering hot dogs and burgers and there was mulled wine and beer on offer.

Scouts sold glowsticks for children to use instead of sparklers. Many children bought their own to wave around or wear on their heads.

The fireworks were provided by villager David 
Moseley and a group of parents and were paid for with some of the proceeds of last year’s display.

Volunteers manned the entrances with collection buckets for donations.

The event raised about £3,000, which will go towards the scouts’ family camping trips and general running costs and next year’s display.

Scout leader Pete Fry said: “It went pretty smoothly and everybody was happy. It was the perfect night for it, the weather was very kind to us despite it being slightly chilly.”

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