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A note of thanks…
Re -Atherington Fete and Dog Show 2018.
Atherington Children’s Playing Field Committee, neighbours and friends came together to host this year’s annual village fete and dog show, in the heat! Without a doubt the fete was the hottest I have ever attended (and I have been to a few!) but the voluntary team, of over 40 this year, welcomed, entertained, fed and watered the crowd (including the 4 legged ones).
Looking at the view of the Taw Valley with the Parasols in the foreground, was a beautiful sight! Thanks to all those who brought along their gazebos, parasols and stands providing us all with much needed shade. The annual egg throwing contest took place with Carol and I being crowned the winners. What is the science behind how many times a clot like me can drop the egg and it refuses to break? Anyway… just to prove the egg was raw, yes I did smash it onto the referees boot. Sorry again Marcus!
A ‘big’ thank you to all those who provided financial support or gifts. Our sponsorship was bountiful this year, too many local businesses to list! Thanks to all those who helped us sell the pre-printed raffle tickets prior to the event. Congratulations to Judith Buck winning 1st Prize in the raffle.
A few long term purchases were made this year e.g. new advertising boards (Thanks to Pete Stagg) and therefore the financial figure looks similar to last year, just over £1000. However, I feel and hope you agree, due to the heat and that certain footie game, with the kick off at 3pm (thanks to the dedicated footie fans who remained on site) we did extremely well to raise the funds we did.
Thanks to all the villagers and neighbours for their support. Having those nearby, who turn up all the hours they can and those who are willing to help with anything, spontaneously or planned is truly wonderful. To the volunteers who joined us for the first time this year I hope you enjoyed it and are willing to help out again!
P.S Don’t forget next year’s fete is less than 365 days away and will occur on Saturday 6/7/19 – quick pencil it in!
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What you may have missed:
17th March 2018
Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose
Mad Etiquette presented us with 50 minutes of mad-cap, slapstick humour. Aimed mainly at the young audience there was plenty for all of us to laugh at. This was a very interactive performance involving lots of costume changes which took place behind a screen. It lived up to its advertised aim which was to involve the audience in lots of playful games and chaotic fun. Dan and Neil, who wrote and directed show, say thank you to Atherington for making them so welcome on what was one of the coldest nights of the year. Based in London they were able to make it away through the snow on Sunday morning. Later in the year they are taking the show to the Edinburgh and Brighton Festivals.
Thanks to Katherine and Tino for hosting Dan and Neil after the performance.