Crewkerne Town Crier David Craner officially opened this year’s summer fete at St Bartholomew’s School which raised over £2,800. A spokesperson for the schools FSA who organised the annual event said: “This is a wonderful sum of money that will make a real difference to the whole school. It was a very hot day and we are grateful to Crewkerne town hall and many families who loaned us gazebos to provide shade on the playground. Special thanks to David Craner, to the many local businesses who donated over 70 prizes for our grand draw and to everyone who supported us.”
Visitors to the event enjoyed watching performances by the St Bartholomew’s school choir, country dancers, Merriott Majorettes and the Gracie Barra Yeovil Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club. First Crewkerne Scouts sold out on their hot food stall and home-made cakes, summer punch and ice-creams from the van all proved very popular. A variety of competitions and fun activities for the children were available with the Sponge A Teacher bringing the most fun, as youngsters enjoyed helping Mrs Butcher of the school staff to keep cool with wet sponges.
The FSA’s next fundraising event at St Bartholomew’s School is a car boot sale on Sunday July 15th, open to the public from 10 am until 1 pm, entrance fee 50p per person with those under the age of sixteen years admitted for free. Rates for those selling goods are £4 per car and £6 per van. Businesses and those who regularly sell goods at events (ten or more a year) or in online sales sites, are reminded that they must have a Public Liability Insurance.