Fete hits the right notes
Hundreds of people made their way to Charing fete to enjoy a day of festivities.
The rain held off and dark skies didn’t deter visitors from throwing themselves into a day of traditional fun, with the highlights including performances from the 100-strong Ashford Sings choir and a display by Dance Vision, while Faversham Mission Brass also struck up.
A tug of war, village stocks and a tombola were just some of the old-fashioned attractions, while youngsters played on the roundabout and bouncy castle. There was also a regal fancy dress competition in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday, with prizes for the best dress prince and princess.
A marquee was filled with produce and flowers from the gardens of Charing and fete organisers were honoured by the attendance of the Mayor and Mayoress of Ashford, Cllr George Koowaree and Gloria Chapman, who presented prizes to competition winners.
Money raised from the fete will go to the upkeep of St Peter and St Paul Church, Charing.
Organiser Alan Innes, estimates that up to 700 people attended the fete, he said: “The fete went very well and we were lucky with the weather as although the sky went dark at times the rain held off.”
Amelia Jolly, three, is given a helping hand down the slide from Kyle Williams at Charing fete
Ashford Mayor Cllr George Koowaree watches the show
Choir Ashford Sings part of the entertainment
Charlie Exell, seven, poses for a photo
Mehetabel, eight, catches the rat
Compere Simon Clubley