President Chris LeFevre reports on a scorching hot day in Sandpit Field:
After a two year absence, we were delighted to hold our Summer Fête and Craft Fair on Sandpit Field on Thursday 11th August.
Temperatures were very high, but despite this we had a steady flow of visitors enjoying the wide range of stalls and entertainment on offer.
These included traditional favourites such as hoop-la and the tombola, as well as more recent innovations such as the Cornhole game.
The refreshment tent and BBQ were on hand to sustain those attending and other options included vegan soups, craft coffee and, of course, Purbeck Ice Cream!
There were plenty of crafts on display too, as well as the ever-popular Boutique In A Bus.
Charities presenting included Sustainable Swanage, Planet Purbeck and the RNLI.
There was no shortage of entertainment either. Kevin Burke did his magic show (when he wasn’t striding around the field on stilts!) and music was provided by Karen Grant, local musicians Jurassic Roll’n Roll and the Ukulele Band.
The Grand Raffle was drawn towards the end of the day, with prizes, most of which were kindly donated by our Business Partners and other local organisations, presented to the lucky winners. Those winners not present will find their prizes delivered to them in the coming days.
All proceeds from this event provide valuable funds for the many good causes that we are supporting.
Our most grateful thanks go to all those who have helped to support the fête this year, including Friends of Rotary, Business Partners, Harman’s Cross Fête Committee members and, of course, the members of our Rotary Group. Here’s to next year!