Village fete is runaway success

The cat's whiskers ... Annika Barr took advantage of the face painting on offer at Henny fete.
The cat's whiskers ... Annika Barr took advantage of the face painting on offer at Henny fete.
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BALLOONS, games and stalls made the Henny fete a runaway success at the weekend with more than £1,500 raised for the village church.

The fete took place in the grounds of the Henny Swan pub on Saturday and netted £1,747 for St Mary’s Church in Great Henny.

It was the first fete in the village for 26 years and the Rev Margaret King, vicar of St Mary’s, was delighted by its success.

She said: “The fete was absolutely brilliant and surpassed all our expectations. Everyone was so happy and relaxed and it really brought the village together.

“I very much hope it will become an annual event.”

One of the many games on offer included trying to guess how many balloons were in Mrs King’s car, with the winner, who correctly guessed 236, walking away with a hamper.

The fete was opened by Suffolk author and entertainer Charlie Haylock.