Crowds en­joy day full of fun

Bray People - - Rathmichael Parish Fete -

WHILE THE Rath­michael Parish Fete did not en­joy the glo­ri­ous weather of last year for a sec­ond time in a row, the com­mit­tee mem­bers made the brave de­ci­sion to go ahead and make the most of it and it was worth it in the end when the heavy rain stopped.

Satur­day af­ter­noon turned out to be a great suc­cess, with younger and older mem­bers of the com­mu­nity com­ing to­gether at Rath­michael School to en­joy a fam­ily day.

Or­gan­is­ers said that they ran into so many prob­lems set­ting up on Thurs­day and Fri­day that they ended up mov­ing the bulk of the ac­tiv­i­ties in­doors, but thank­fully the games and pony rides were able to hap­pen later on in the day when it dried up.

While num­bers were down on last year due to poor weather, parish sec­re­tary Anne Thomp­son said that there was a very re­spectable amount of money raised, the fi­nal count not yet in.

The pro­ceeds of the fete go to the parish as well as to a va­ri­ety of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional char­i­ta­ble causes. ‘The com­mit­tee played a stormer,’ said Anne, who said that they had worked ex­tremely hard to make sure that every­one made the best of things de­spite the wet weather.

There were cakes and books on of­fer at the stalls, as well as burg­ers, stir fries and af­ter­noon teas. Most chil­dren bought a toy at the toy-stall and the col­lec­tors cor­ner was busy for the day, as was the ever-pop­u­lar smoothie stand.

‘We’re very happy with the turn out,’ added Ms. Thom­spon. ‘It was a lot of hard work but very much worth it on the day.’

Max Chooi and Se­bas­tian Kinghall hav­ing fun.

Phillip Al­li­son in his fun day hat.

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