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Vicarage Close

Melbourn Village Fete

Meldreth Station Booking Office

Saturday 27th June 2009!

Melbourn and Meldreth Self Help Group

The preparation for this year’s Fete is well under way with the date already set for Saturday 27th June 2009 from 1pm till late. The Fete committee has taken the bold decision to move the Fete to a Saturday as in years gone by, so we can lay on a music event that will follow the Fete and continue into the evening. This will give an opportunity for some of our local bands to perform on-stage in front of an audience, which they may not experience very often, and also maximise the fund raising opportunity for all the clubs and societies within the village. With the success of last year’s fete the committee is keen to add new and worthwhile opportunities for all the villagers and hopefully with all the support of our sponsors and the dedication of all our volunteers this could become an annual event. The Fete should attract all the usual clubs and societies and help them raise much needed funds in this very difficult year ahead. We are always eager to encourage more local groups and societies to get involved to highlight their particular cause, so please come along and have a great day; it’s never too late to book (contact details below). We have already booked attractions like the Molly dancers as on the front cover, a barber’s shop quartet and a birds of prey display team for the central arena. We hope to add to them and make it a day for all the family. Other attractions will be a climbing wall and the bungee trampoline both from last year plus much, much more. We will also, after the success of last year, have the lawn mower racing back with hopefully a few other exciting new races for people to take part in, or as last year, just for you to watch and enjoy all the fun of the races. The music event already has acts from the well known Lipstick Torpedo to ‘BOB’ which includes some of the teachers from Melbourn Village College to name but a few. With plenty of time we are looking to book some of the local youth bands to make the event a truly village affair. The Fete committee is always looking to build on the success of the previous year and bring all the community together for one very special family fun day out for all ages that will be remembered and talked about all year. As you can imagine this takes a lot of organising and taking into consideration the size of this year’s event, if you can spare some time for a worthy and rewarding cause, whether it be a few hours or more please contact us as below. Melbourn Village Fete Committee Contact Details Jayne White (Fundraiser) 220250 or Brian Collingbourne (Chair) 263115 or Web site

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2009 Melbourn Magazine 57

57 Spring 2009  

2009 Melbourn Magazine 57