Village Fete – 7 July 2012
The answer is obvious. If you want respite from wet Britain just come to the Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Village Fete!
Somehow we got away with three hours of almost dry weather in Sotwell House gardens in July. But there’s a sneaky feeling that even if it had pelted down all afternoon, our stallholders would have stuck to their posts and our stalwart visitors would still have turned up. After fantastic profits in recent years, it is hardly surprising the uncertain weather affected visitor numbers and consequently our takings. But the effect was small: just short of £4,000 profits this year compared to £4,200 in 2011. The same stalls as usual made most money: White Elephant, Books, Pimms, Bottles, Teas, and the WI’s home made and grown produce. Everyone who put in so much hard work deserves our thanks. Most of all a very big thank you to Jenny and David Dobbin for letting us trample their lovely garden underfoot.
Profits now get split between different village organisations, who bid to meet a specific funding need. All groups that want to apply for funds and haven’t received an application form should contact our Treasurer, James Davys on 834195. While the rules are not hard and fast, we do try to favour organisations that have made big efforts to support the Fete, and other fundraising events during the year.Brightwell Eurovision, Saturday 20 October – Village Hall
Only your Community Association can make the real Eurovision look classy. Individuals and groups of performers are booking their country representation as you read this. But if you have a strong urge to make a fool of yourself – or show up the rest – please contact Helen Baines on 837047.
Annual General Meeting – Thursday 18 October, 8pm – Village Hall
Please come to the AGM of the Community Association. It’s your chance to have your say about the events we put on, and to put yourself forward to join the Committee. A number of people are leaving this year, so do think about joining. It’s fun. We offer a free glass of wine to tempt the uncertain.Hugh Roderick
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