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Grimmer Fete a summer success story

Wickham Skeith, Suffolk. Wickham Skeith Village Fete   Wickham Skeith, Suffolk. Wickham Skeith Village Fete - Cliff Galsworthy of the Gipping Valley Model Boat Club with some of his boats ANL-140621-201629009

Wickham Skeith, Suffolk. Wickham Skeith Village Fete Wickham Skeith, Suffolk. Wickham Skeith Village Fete - Cliff Galsworthy of the Gipping Valley Model Boat Club with some of his boats ANL-140621-201629009

Saturday’s Grimmer Fete, held in Wickham Skeith, was labelled as ‘the best for some years’ by one of its organisers.

Joy Homan, Chairman of the Fete Committee, was delighted by the success of the day.

“The day was wonderful, the weather was perfect, and then there was the size of the crowd, it was fantastic. I have been involved with the event for many years and I have never seen it so busy.”

A seven person committee, all of whom were women, spent almost a year working hard and planning the event and its entertainment, something which contributed to its success and made it stand out above other years.

“The number of people who came made it an especially good day, as did the entertainment.

“There was the Castleton Brass Band, who were brilliant, as well as a band from Hartismere School. There was a gymnastic display from Long Stratton, Bollywood and morris dancers.”

For the first time, the fete adopted a theme, in the form of rainbow colours.

“Stall holders decorated their stalls in rainbow colours and there were a number of competitions. Hanging baskets, bikes, hats, paintings and even a cake were all decorated.”

There was also a return for the dog show, which was introduced last year, and it was even more successful this time round.

Most importantly, the fete, which is the main event of the year for the Village Hall committee, raised over £2,000 to support and protect the building and the activities it runs.

Planning will soon be underway for next years event, and the organisers will hope for more of the same.

 

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