Harby fete raises over £3,000 for village hall

James and George West in charge of the cakes on the 1st Long Clawson Scouts stall
James and George West in charge of the cakes on the 1st Long Clawson Scouts stall
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There was excellent support from villagers for Harby summer fete on Saturday, with over 2,000 visitors attending the event.

Despite a scheduled RAF flyover being cancelled due to windy conditions and the steam engine failing to turn up, the event went as planned and raised an astonishing £3,200 for the upkeep of the village hall.

Attractions included live music, food stalls, children’s games, a bouncy castle, steam train, craft stalls, a coconut shy and a beer tent.

There was also a family dog show which proved very popular.

Georgina Steward, a project manager helping to organise the event, said: “We had an excellent turnout this year.

“The weather stayed fine and we didn’t get any rain which helped.

“All the money we raised is being put towards the village hall to sustain the services that it provides to the local community.

“The event was so successful we’re already looking ahead to next year and are thinking about a date for the first weekend in June.”