Highcliffe Fete: 28 July

Another year passed, and another Highcliffe Rotary Club Fete took place on the Recreation Ground on Lymington Road. We were luckier this year with the weather; last year had been drear and wet. This year the previous weeks had been exceptionally hot, and in fact it was refreshing that at last there was a cooling breeze, perfect conditions!

Here is the programme:

Programme for the day.
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The fete supports many causes, as the description on their website attests:

For more than 20 years the Rotary Club of Highcliffe on Sea has been organising the Annual Summer Community Charity Fete in Highcliffe, its primary aims being to not only raise funds for Rotary’s many local community projects but more importantly to provide a venue where smaller organisations can also raise much-needed funds for their specific Charity whilst ensuring everyone who attends has fun.

Bobby the Clown. Welcome to all.
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Highcliffe Rotary Fete 2018

Dancing around the world!
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The Mayor, Cllr Lesley Dedman, arrived shortly before she opened the Fete at 11am.

Just arrived, in the Mayoral car. She’s the be-hatted lady on the right!
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Highcliffe Charity Fete 2018

Cllr Trish Jamieson (Deputy Council Leader), Cllr Lesley Dedman (Mayor), John Spencer (Highcliffe Rotary) // Click for a larger version – 2000 x 1500

Click below to see the Mayor opening the fete.
John Spencer, of Highcliffe Rotary, is on the right! Sorry, the video missed!

Frequent notifications of the various events took place throughout the day.

Keeping everyone informed.
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One of the twenty pitches was a rather intriguing stall:

I had to look twice!
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Many good causes were represented.

The Royal British Legion.
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A small group entertained us with dances from around the world.

A dance from Romania
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And here is a video of them, complete with wind noise! Here it is on YouTube:

The weather stayed fine, despite the promise of rain at lunchtime. Thanks to everyone for their hard work, and here’s to next year …

Yes, it’s been a good day.
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