Crowds enjoy day full of fun
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.