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Village Fête

Buckland Newton Village Fête takes place on August Bank Holiday Monday 29th August

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We were blessed again with amazing weather for the Village Fete. It was fantastic to see so many of the community gather in support of the fete held at the Gaggle on the August bank holiday Monday. Thanks to the support of volunteers, local groups and stall holders, the Fete this year had a great atmosphere, and it was lovely to see everyone having a good time. A very special day with jazz, Kids Zone, dog show, the Tea Tent, plants, storyteller, dog scurry, coconuts and even rabbits! As well as being a community event, the Fete also raises funds to support local groups, good causes and village improvements. This year, pleased to report that through everyone's generous support and hard work, the day raised over £5,500. A fantastic achievement and makes a significant impact for the local beneficiaries. Over the last few weeks local groups, clubs and organisations have been submitting applications and ideas of how the Fete money could be best used. The Fete Committee are meeting in early October to consider these applications and will report back on how the money is spent. The Committee wanted to take the opportunity to thank all those who give time and support to the Fete this year; we couldn't do it without you! Look forward to seeing you all again at the Buckland Newton Fete on Monday 28th August 2023! On behalf of your Fete Committee:  Simon, Amanda, Alan, Kate, Andy, Kate This lovely message was posted on the Buckland Newton Community Facebook Page by Mags from Wool who was heading for Cerne Abbas but missed the turning, then thought they would try to find Minterne, but found our Fete instead. The advertising really worked! "My husband and I loved visiting your well-organised village fete today. It was such a happy event, and it was only by chance that we found you all. We drove via Dorchester on our own little mystery tour! We decided to drive into the countryside away from these crowded Bank Holiday Purbecky parts where we live, and we saw your advertising posts on the main road. We even met a couple of friends and saw a few more familiar faces. (Even though we were out of our own area). I love village fetes ... they are so timeless and quintessentially British. The dog scurry was gorgeous... the music perfect, and the fruit, cakes and other yummies, delicious. All your stalls were interesting, and the Bunny rescue was so cute and educational. Thank you to all the energetic organizers for creating a lovely day ... and the Fete was just blessed with ideal warm weather. Sorry to sound so gushing, but it is great to see our rural villages are still full of energy and enterprise especially so after the terrible nightmare of the Covid period. Well done Buckland Newton.” ________________________________________________________________________________