Thank you all who contributed to this year’s fete as volunteers, participants, helpers, visitors, donors, supporters, and in so many ways. The opening of the fete by Jack and Jess at the end of their wedding service was a special occasion. The morning’s downpours had dried up, and held off until a brief deluge for about 20 minutes mid-afternoon. Thereafter it was all clearing skies for a lovely evening.
The highlight events included the egg-throwing contest with 40 pairs taking part. After the winners of the fantastic raffle prizes had been announced, the 300 ducks were released on a tsunami of water from outside the Parish Hall, and Nigel Gale captured the first three to escape downstream, with number 8 being the winner. A few escapees are somewhere nearing Keynsham by now.
Takings are expected to be around £4000 to be split between the Compton Dando Community Association, the Village Hall, and St Mary’s Church.