This is Wiltshire: Fete’s never in the shade

This is Wiltshire ran an article regarding last weekends South Marston Summer Fete:

FAMILIES made the most of the fine weather as they enjoyed a traditional fete in South Marston. Hundreds headed to the village’s recreation field on Saturday to soak up the sun.

There were a host of stalls run by businesses and residents, offering everything from cakes to pot plants.

Children enjoyed activities including the coconut shy and a bouncy castle.

There was also a host of live music from local bands and the Highworth Silver Band, and the day ended with a party and barbecue funded by money raised from the day.

Event organiser Rachel Case was dressed as Wonder Woman to show her superhuman effort in organising the day. She said: “It is a lovely field looked after by a group of volunteers at a lot of expense and this is our main fundraising event. It is an event for the community and we have a party at the end to celebrate that.

“Everything we see here is done by volunteers and local people which is great to have. When we speak to people they always say what a fantastic event it is for the village and how traditional it is.”

Karen Peapell, of Haydon End, was there with her nieces Aratia, six, and four-year-old twins Tii and Teegan.

She said: “It’s a lovely event and we come every year. The fete is great for the children because there is a lot to do. The weather is perfect and better than last year which was a wash out. It is a very English tradition and it is good to see so many people enjoying it.

Local councillors Colin Lovell and Russell Holland also attended to lend a helping hand.

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