Visitors enjoy fun in the sun at Shefford Summer Fete
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Record numbers enjoyed the sunshine at a free fete held yesterday (Sunday).
Visitors came in their droves to savour more than 100 Shefford Summer Fete craft and charity stalls in the grounds of the Shefford Town Memorial Association on Hitchin Road.
The fete was opened at 1pm by Shefford Lower School headteacher Tracey Callender, alongside the Shefford gala princesses who released doves to kick-off the day’s events.
Entertainment included a display of classic cars and motorbikes, pony rides, face painting, a variety of fairground rides, as well as a three-hour music festival featuring soul singer Amy Howe and rock group Sweet Sounds.
Organiser Linda Ford, from the Shefford Town Memorial, said: “The sun shone all day and the fete had a record breaking attendance from the public. The arena events kicked off with a stunning performance by the Robert Bloomfield Academy cheerleaders and gymnastics display team. The day ended with a music festival with everyone sitting on the field enjoying the music and the weather.
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“It was so nice to see so many local residents enjoying a superb afternoon of sun and local activities by schools and groups. They should be very proud of what they all achieved on the day.”
Along with the entertainment there was a barbeque, fish and chips, cakes, afternoon tea and a beer tent on offer.
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The day was organised by volunteers and all money raised will go towards a sports and social hall to replace the Shefford Town Memorial Hall.