Mighty Pen fete nets a whopping £7,744

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A steady stream of visitors help raise £7,744 at the Pen Selwood fete
A steady stream of visitors help raise £7,744 at the Pen Selwood fete

The Pen Selwood Fete not only raised a phenomenal £7,744 but also proved for the 66th time to be a much adored village affair.

A steady stream of visitors delighted in the stunning location, the stalls and refreshments, arranged by the villagers, on this sunny afternoon. Children took pleasure in learning circus skills when they weren’t seeking something special on the toy stall or testing their skills on the coconut shy and traditional games.

Many stalls sold out, including the grand draw with its tremendous prizes. Winners went home with cash, and many lovely donated hampers, wines and other goodies or vouchers from local businesses. The fete organisers would like to thank every company for their generous support.

Stella Parcell said: “Huge thanks are due to the team at The New Blackmore Vale. Without their coverage, the 66th Traditional Pen Selwood Village Fete would undoubtedly not have been the success it was. The fete grossed a whopping £7,744! Much closer to the total achieved at the record-breaking 2019 event than this year’s fete organisers had dared to dream. Profits will be distributed to St Michael’s Church and the Pen Selwood Community Association to enable donations to their 2020 chosen charities. An even more gratifying way to measure our success were the many ‘thank yous’ and the happy faces of visitors enjoying a ‘normal’ summer day out.”

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