FETE’S GREEN THEME AND LIVE MUSIC DRAWS THE CROWDS

Misterton Fete’s green theme, live music and other attractions drew the crowds with sunshine and clear skies making it ideal weather for family picnics on the recreation ground. The fete was opened by Crewkerne Town Crier, David Craner. Highlights of the day included Yeovil Ukulele Band, a Michael Jackson tribute, the Enigma Morris Dancers, Darktown Strutters Dixieland Jazz Band, Teasing The Cat, Merriott Majorettes and Misterton First Country Dancers. This year’s theme of Keep it Green – Ditch the Plastic was supported by a group of Wadham School students and their science teacher, who conducted experiments to show how difficult plastics are to break down and welcomed visitors to their eco-friendly display. There was also an ecological themed display in another marquee, along with Take No Wrap from Yeovil.

Crewkerne Baptist Church who provided shade and shelter from the heat, served drinks in bio-degradable cups which when returned were filled with compost and planted with a tomato plant. Youngsters enjoyed playtime in the Kids Zone, watching Punch & Judy and taking part in the Children’s Fancy Dress. There were over 50 stalls inside the village hall and on the field, an auction, grand draw and a Dog Show that was organised by Owls Barton Kennels. Organisers do not yet know the total amount raised but are quietly confident that they will match last year’s £2,000 and hopefully surpass it. Misterton Fete Committee would like to thank their sponsors, local businesses who donated raffle prizes, helpers and all those who attended the fete and helped to make it a great success.

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