Halton Fete 2013

Grace Tipson  |  Published: Sep 10th 2013

My internet explorer was permanently set to the local weather pages on the approach to the 1st September in desperate hope of a sunny day.  When so much effort had gone into preparing for the Halton Village Fete, the element that can have the biggest affect was literally out of our control.  But we needn't have worried.  Despite the weather forecast saying overcast all day, the rays of sunshine peaked over the top of the trees at 10 o'clock in the morning and stayed with us all day.

 

And what a day it was with over 2500 people enjoying the music, the stalls, the classic cars, the BBQ and refreshments and of course, the beer tent.  The vintage bus transported over 1100 people up to Halton House who had a fantastic open day as well.  Laurie Holloway MBE, his trio and the 2013 students from the Montgomery Holloway Trust performed again for us in the evening making a perfect end to the day.

 

The event raised over £10,000 for this year's chosen charities, Iain Rennie, Chilterns Air Ambulance and other local charities.

 

But an event like this doesn't happen without volunteers giving freely of their time so a very big thank you to the 60 plus who helped on the day.  The following day I turned over my little desk calendar.  It has a saying for each day.  It read, " There is a difference between pure service and paid employment, and it is located in the heart"  

 

Look forward to seeing you all again next year

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