Another year passed, and another Highcliffe Rotary Club Fete took place on the Recreation Ground on Lymington Road on July 28. 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:
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.
The Mayor, Cllr Lesley Dedman, arrived shortly before she opened the Fete at 11am.
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.
One of the twenty pitches was a rather intriguing stall:
Many good causes were represented.
A small group entertained us with dances from around the world.
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 …