Wetherby’s St James Church and community fete was declared a success as the weather turned out almost perfect. Charlotte Hawksworth, 11, was this year’s Fete Queen and was supported by attendant Sophie Renshaw, 7.
Charlotte looked beautiful in her dusky pink dress, as did Sophie in her co-ordinated cream and pink.
They were both very excited as they headed the 50-strong procession around Wetherby, each in their own open-topped Mercedes – very posh.
Charlotte was crowned Fete Queen by Churchwarden Robert Haskins, who was standing in for The Very Revd Derek Taylor who had been taken ill and was recovering at home.
Entertainment was provided by Uncle Mal, our “resident” magician, Jamboree Puppet Power, Mel Swales’s Guitar Band and The Paul Nicholas Dance School.
They were all well supported and there was something for all tastes.
This year there were a record 32 stalls covering a wide range of local charities and organisations, as well as the church groups, and all reported a steady flow of trade. T
he programme was seamlessly held together and kept on time by our Master of Ceremonies, Jonathan Couchman, with the PA systems set up by Bob Greene. Early estimates suggest around £1500 into St James Church funds. Thank you to everyone who visited and helped to make it enjoyable community event.