What a wonderful afternoon! It was a pleasure to open our annual village fete again this year. I am humbled by the generosity of everyone to give their time, money, raffle prizes and gifts to make our fete so successful.
Of course special thanks must go to Pavlina, Alison and Elissa our PTA committee, who have worked tirelessly all year to make this event a success. Also big thanks go to all the parents, teachers and staff at school and the children who gave their time this afternoon to manage stalls and events.
It was lovely to see so many local businesses offering their time and gifts also. Mr Midwinter and 'Learn and Master' spent the afternoon zorbing and organising the penalty shoot out. Mrs Wodynski offered massages and facials. Mr and Mrs Britnell had pony rides on the go and the Christmas common food company also offered their produce.
Without the support of our local community, villagers of Aston Rowant and the congregation of St Peter and St Paul's church it wouldn't be such a success. So a big thank you must go to them also.
I was amazed this year by the amount of visitors we had. There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere with people enjoying their Pimms and BBQ in the sunshine. A really enjoyable time was had by all. THANK YOU!