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2015 Church Fete


Beautiful, sunny weather made for a magnificent fete this year! It drew in the crowds who enjoyed

sitting outside with their teas watching adults trying their luck on the slow bike ride and kids racing

down the rollercoaster. This year the fete was opened by Diane and John Creasey – Diane is a

Reader with the church. The surprise activity of the day was the maze which was a triumph of

engineering construction! We held the inaugural Young Harry cake baking award in memory of Harry

Weston. The winner, Jessica Douglas (age 7), was presented with a trophy sponsored by The

Wheatsheaf. Our visitors included Exton and Greetham School together with a crew from Oakham

Fire Station and the Police Community Support team. Their vehicles were a big draw for boys of all

ages! Animal lovers enjoyed Sally’s dog show, Lynne and Sarah’s ponies and Anne’s owl. The stalls,

cakes, tombola and raffle all sold out in record time and once again we guessed where the sheep

pooed! It was fantastic to see so many families from the village with young children having a brilliant


The Church would like to give massive thanks to all those who contributed to the fete. We are ever

grateful for your support and generosity in making this event a success. Thank you for your

donations to the stalls and tombola, for sourcing materials for the games, for cake baking, for

providing lots and lots of help on the day and for turning up to enjoy yourselves.

In particular I’d like to thank our local businesses – The Plough, The Wheatsheaf, The Black Horse,

the campsite, Estelle (reflexologist), Pippa (hairdresser), the village shop and Snapdragon (shop in

Oakham) – for their raffle donations and help. Please support them, more information on Also, thanks to Stef Douglas for arranging the fire engine, the Bothwell

family for providing sheep and hay bales, and to the Hinch family for more hay bales and toilets.

We are especially grateful to the help from the de Vries family this year – Maaike presented a lovely

posy to Diane; Thomas who did his paper round, helped all day from early morning (did you spot him

under the Brucie mask) then went to his third job at The Plough; and Elke who, as part of her Duke

of Edinburgh award, helped with the publicity of the fete, made bunting and ran the rollercoaster

(did you see her amazing shop window display?). Their mum and dad, Steph and Harro, also helped

extensively and are probably wondering how this all happened!!

Thanks from the Church Fete Committee.