Foxearth Summer (?!?) Fete 2013

“Weather and rain have undone it again – and now you would never know”

Kipling’s words are very apt when one thinks back two years to the fete on 18th June 2011. On that occasion the heavens opened just before 4pm as the clearing up started. On Saturday 15th June this year a torrential downpour began about 3.15pm bringing the fete to a premature end and sending the stall holders scrambling for shelter. On both occasions our kind hosts were Louise and Nick Wells and we are once again grateful to them for the use of their beautiful garden and other facilities; the weather was out of their hands!

As usual this year, despite a cool wind and threatening skies, a reasonable attendance was able to enjoy stalls for plants, cakes, books, bric-a-brac. Those up for a challenge could guess the weight of a cake or try games of skill and chance. Children got their faces painted, afternoon tea was welcomed and those manning the tombola and raffle were kept busy. Melford Silver Band entertained with a varied repertoire which included “Singing in the Rain”

As ever it took a team to organise the Fete and to all involved – and to those who came along in support -we say a sincere thank you. The final amount raised was £743 to be shared between the Parish Church and the Village Hall. The first prize of £50 in the raffle was won by Dawn Messer.

Finally perhaps we may contemplate the wisdom – or otherwise – of John Ruskin’s view

“There is no such thing as bad weather; only different kinds of good weather”

Ken Nice

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