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Village Fête

Buckland Newton Village Fête takes place on August Bank Holiday Monday

We were so lucky, yet again, to have the perfect weather for the Fete this year, after a very ‘iffy’ August. The queue at the Entrance gate began forming just after 11 am and by the time the Fete opened there was a large crowd waiting. As Nina Garcia broke into song, which had everyone dancing immediately, the people came flooding in and it never seemed to stop for the rest of the day. We had over 600 come through the gate and that wasn’t including the children and dogs. Amazing! And they came from far and wide – Southampton and Poole to name a couple of places. The Dog Show was a great success – so many beautiful, classy dogs and so well-behaved and there was a lovely, chilled atmosphere with everyone enjoying the many and varied stalls and games. Thanks as always to the volunteers, local groups and stallholders who work incredibly hard from set-up to clearing away – it always seems so effortless, and everyone just gets on with it and by 5 pm you wouldn’t have known the Fete had taken place. Such Pro’s! As well as being a popular community event, the Fete also raises funds to support local groups, the School and Church and for village improvements. The great news is that we have again raised the fantastic amount of £5,200. Over the past few weeks local groups, clubs and organisations have been submitting applications for funding and ideas of how the Fete money could be best used. The Fete committee are meeting early this month to consider these applications and we will report back on how the money is spent. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who gave time and support to the Fete this year, we couldn’t do it without you! If you would like to get involved or offer help (however small) in this important village event next year, please do get in touch with us. And if you can bake a ‘mean cake’ we need you, as the Tea Tent sold out of cakes at 2 pm!! Unheard of. Look forward to seeing you all again at the Buckland Newton Village Fete on Monday 26th August 2024! On behalf of your Fete Committee Simon, Amanda, Alan, Kate, Andy, Kate, Lucy and Rob
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