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Helped by the weather, the 2013 Spaldwick Fete was a great success, with 540 visitors! Thank you to everyone who supported the Fete. This year’s Spaldwick Fete – as usual brilliantly organised by our amazing Spaldwick Social Group – took place on Saturday 13th July 2013 at Spaldwick School. It was officially opened by Spaldwick’s Queen Olivia at 11am!
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What was there?
There were many stalls and activities, including: martial arts demonstration, face painting toy stall, bean bag/Tin Can Alley, art stall, books, water and wine, cake stall, Spaldwick Gardening club stall, Number 12, jewellery, tombola, Splat the Rat, Raptor, classic cars, clap pigeon shooting, bouncy castles, football goal and much much more!
There were some fabulous raffle prizes this year too, including for example:
- Family bike hire
- £25 voucher for The Saddle
- £20 Cinnamon voucher
- Ten sessions swimming at Kimbolton
- England shirt
- Aquafit sessions
- Kid zone vouchers
- Family entry to Hammerton Zoo
In the evening, starting at 6.30pm, there was a delicious hog roast.
For more information, or to volunteer to help with the next Fete, please email email@example.com
Online Spaldwick Scarecrow competition
Thank you for voting online for the 2013 Spaldwick Scarecrow competition. It was the first year of using online voting, and it proved highly successful with about half of all households voting! Let’s see if we can get closer to 100% next year.
Congratulations to our winner, creating the amazing cow and maid.
Scarecrows receiving the greatest number of votes were:
1. Cow and Maid (42%)
2. Bill and Ben (19%)
3. Mole and Poppy (7%)
4. Wimbledon (5%)
5. It’s A Funny Old World (4%)
6. The Wizard Of Oz (4%)
7. Catch Me If You Can (4%)
Review by Lucy Frain of the Spaldwick Social Group
“The day arrived at last after hours of planning meetings, phone calls and emails. Everything in place, stalls booked and refreshments purchased. All we needed now was the perfect weather – and we got it! Alleluia. At 7am the school playground begins to get busy and, slowly, the familiar structure of the gazebos start to appear. More importantly, so do the wonderful volunteers who help every year to assemble the layout of this annual event. (We couldn’t do without you!)”
“The sun is getting warmer, the eager stall holders arrive and the volunteers get a tea break for five minutes! A few last alterations to the plans and almost everything is done. Everyone assembles at the entrance as our reigning Queen Olivia wears the crown and gown for the last time and graciously opens the Fete at exactly 11am”
“Five hours seemed to flow by so smoothly and with ease. So much to do and see from golf or archery for the sporty enthusiasts, to the enjoyment of tea and cakes or juicy strawberries and cream for those who just want to chat and catch up with each other.”
“Our new Queen Aine was crowned in the afternoon and wished well by the former Queen. The winners of the Scarecrow competition were announced as the online voting came to an end with marvellous success. Many other winners received prizes or medals for their achievements and also for just “having a go” especially on the Go Karts!”
So there are many people to thank for the success of the Spaldwick Village Fete 2013. Our team of the Spaldwick Social Group of only 15 people who volunteer to organise these events to raise funds for charity and our own community. Our thanks to the stall holders for providing such great activities and items to purchase. Finally, to the 540 people who joined in on the day and maybe also attended our Hog Roast in the evening too! Thank you for coming to the Fete and we hope you enjoyed it too.
Vice Chairperson, Spaldwick Social Group
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