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Record attendance for fete
10:40am Monday 12th August 2013 in Romsey
Sunday’s Mottisfont Fete enjoyed a record attendance.
Hundreds flocked to the traditional village fete opened by Lockerley Carnival flower girls Sophie Thomson and Chloe Mansfield.
Organiser Mike Horne said: We had more people at the fete than ever before and I would imagine the takings will reflect this. It was very successful indeed. We were fortunate with the weather. After the rain first thing this morning the sun came out for the fete,”
New to this year’s fete was a display by Woofability an organisation that trains dogs to assist disabled people in Hampshire, Dorset and south Wiltshire. The charity had two golden retrievers at the fete and one dog was used to demonstrate how a specially trained canine can unload a washing machine for its owners.
Fete-goers were also told that dogs like retrievers and Labradors were also used to help alert diabetics to when their blood glucose levels drop dangerously low.
Other attractions included skittles, splat the rat, coconut shy, name the lion, the Birnie Boozle Band and a demonstration by former National Trust forester John Surplice. Visitors watched John working on his artistic natural wood displays.
For a full report, resuls and more pictures, see this Friday's Advertiser.
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