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Sheepwash Fete, 23rd August 2014


It would seem unbelievable that during our cold, wet August the one lovely day was that of our fete. Yes, the sun shone on Sheepwash all day and it was glorious.


As you all know, we held the fete in memory of the lovely Jean Jones who had, of course, organised the church fete for many years, and we were fortunate to have one of her sons, Tony Jones, to open the event. Tony said that his mother would have been delighted to see so many people enjoying the day whilst raising money for the village, and that the event continues to follow her tradition, albeit with a few subtle changes, which we are sure Jean would have approved!


And raise money you did. The grand total raised is an astonishing £1679.09! A big, big thank you to


everyone who helped to raise all that money – those who came along to support the fete and those who donated cakes and goods for us to sell. Aside from themany villagers, the number of visitors was swelled by an abundance of cyclists passing through enjoying some much needed refreshments, and also by Jenson's family and friends who had come along early to enjoy the afternoon and evening. St Lawrence’s Church, the shop and the village hall have all benefited, along with the League of Friends in Black Torrington, which does good work to support all of us. You can see how we did it on the “Fete Takings” page in this Chronicle.


It was a bumper year - every single stall and game upped their takings from all previous village fetes. That is truly amazing! Thank you all, it is much appreciated and very well done everyone - pats on backs all round.


For the first time we welcomed a new lady to the fete and she caused quite a stir. As queues formed around the park, curiosity got the better of many folk as they paid a visit to our very own psychic. Mystic Christina provided personal psychic readings which proved very popular, and I have heard nothing but good reports about her charm, friendly approach and insightful readings. Thank you, Christina, we hope you will honour us with your presence again next year.


More than ably assisted by Gemma Vincent, Roger umpired (why no green and purple blazer, Rog?) our new, exciting Knock Out Table Tennis contest. It was a keenly and closely fought competition, with players batting it out to be first to 11 points, with our eventual Sheepwash Grand Slam winners being Matthew Walker, Sue Roberts and a special prize to a young man by the name of Reece (so sorry we don't have your surname). Congratulations to


you all, and we hope you will be back in 2015 to defend your titles. Meanwhile, Roger suffered from a stiff neck but so enjoyed himself he wants to do it all again next year -maybe a co-umpire could help to relieve the pain. Anyone for table tennis?


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