Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

●● OR­GAN­IS­ERS are fin­ish­ing prepa­ra­tions this week­end’s Langley Fete.

Hun­dreds of peo­ple are ex­pected to turn out for the pop­u­lar event which fea­tures an af­ter­noon of fun, en­ter­tain­ment and live mu­sic for chil­dren and adults.

There will be chil­dren’s races and crafts, a bouncy castle, co­conut shy, face paint­ing, tombola and a cricket com­pe­ti­tion as well as many stalls.

The now fa­mous Langley duck races will be held all af­ter­noon on the banks of the River Bollin as well as a clas­sic car dis­play and T’ai Chi demon­stra­tions.

The Fell Race will take com­peti­tors up and down Teggs Nose and there will be fierce ri­valry as lo­cal pub teams take part in a mighty tug of war com­pe­ti­tion to en­ter­tain the fete crowds. This year’s dog show has eight cat­e­gories in­clud­ing wag­gi­est tail, best res­cue, hand­somest dog, pret­ti­est bitch, best vet­eran, large, small and over­all cham­pion.

The af­ter­noon’s en­ter­tain­ment will end on a high note with a mu­si­cal ex­trav­a­ganza head­lined by soul, funk and rock band The Chi­nese Mar­bles and fea­tur­ing melodic rock band Night Flight and djembe drum­ming group Kon­taani.

Re­fresh­ments in­clude a bar­be­cue, tea tent, ice creams and a beer tent with a se­lec­tion of real ales.

Fete or­gan­iser Tony Quinn said: “Last year’s fete was an out­stand­ing suc­cess with more than 1,000 peo­ple com­ing along to en­joy the af­ter­noon. It is an im­por­tant event for the vil­lage, as all the pro­ceeds go to­wards the up­keep of our vil­lage hall, plus a Christ­mas meal and cabaret evening which is held each year for all our older res­i­dents.”

Langley Fete is on Sun­day, June 28, start­ing at 1pm on Langley play­ing fields.

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