Sidbury Village Fete draws in the crowds

PUBLISHED: 17:56 18 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:27 18 June 2010

A HUMAN fruit machine proved a hit at Sidbury s Village Fete last weekend. More than 400 people attended the event on Saturday and £3,400 was raised for St Giles Church and Sidbury Primary School PTFA. Sidmouth Town Band kicked off the fun and pupils fro

A HUMAN fruit machine proved a hit at Sidbury's Village Fete last weekend.

More than 400 people attended the event on Saturday and £3,400 was raised for St Giles' Church and Sidbury Primary School PTFA.

Sidmouth Town Band kicked off the fun and pupils from the primary school entertained the crowds with an outdoor performance around the maypole.

The numerous stalls went down a storm and the cake stall alone made £400.

Children had fun on the bouncy castle and the sideshows attracted plenty of attention.

Refreshments were served throughout the day with a sumptuous barbecue and the tea ladies worked hard to quench the thirst of the masses.

Prizes were given out to the lucky winners of the tombolas and Reverend Rik Peckham drew the grand draw.

The fete was truly a village affair with many Sidbury residents mucking in with the preparations.

Jenny Dinham-Price co-ordinated the event for the school and Sally Hurford for the church.

Sally said: "It was a lovely afternoon. Everybody pitched in including parents, pupils and villagers.

"It was nice because the older people from the church and younger people from the school got together.


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