Saturday, 10 July 2010

A genteel summer afternoon

Pin the tail on the donkey, tombola, hammer the nail, treasure hunt, raffle and a cake stall were some of the attractions on offer at today's Lund village garden fete. On an energy sapping summer afternoon cream scones and tea were available to those needing refreshment. Most Yorkshire Wolds villages like others around the country will hold some type of fete, fayre or show to raise much needed funds for local causes. 

The Lund fete is held to raise funds for the village church. We were recently informed that it costs over a thousand pounds a month to keep the church going and that currently income doesn't match expenditure. A plea was made that if people wish to avail themselves of the services of the church for weddings, christenings and funerals then money is required on an on-going basis so ideas for fund-raising would be welcome.

I hope what was a pleasant way to spend a summer afternoon made a fair contribution to the  coffers. Judging by the amount of raffle tickets bought and cream teas consumed it should have done.

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