St Laurence Summer Fete - Thank you!
Despite a damp start the summer fete was well attended. It was opened by the Cuckoo Fair Princess, and we were entertained as usual by the Downton Band with some rousing tunes, and some wonderful routines from the Forest School of Dance. Both the Downton Primary School Choir and the Community Choir gave great performances both individually and together.
There was a great mixture of stalls, with some fun games for the children, and the adults had
the opportunity to take part in a quiz about the recent Royal Wedding with the chance to win some lovely prizes.
The Raffle was well stocked with prizes and was as popular as ever.
I would like to express my grateful thanks to all the volunteers who manned the stalls and refreshment tent,
to all those who donated goods, took time to bake cakes and other goodies and to those who agreed to look after
the plant stall at short notice. There were so many people who worked tirelessly on the day to get
everything ready and then dismantle it again at the end - without them the fete just could not happen.
I would also like to personally thank Angela and Judy who took so much work off me this year in organising the
advertising for the fete and arranging stall holders. We are grateful to Jeremy Parsons for looking after
the sound system despite some damp conditions, Dave Mercer for the use of his Landrover and of course
Roger Peach for allowing St Laurence to use his lovely garden.
The PCC are very grateful to Reuben for all his hard work in organising the Fete this year.