Summer Fete 2019

The day provided a great community event located in the beautiful gardens belonging to St. John's Rectory.  More than 200 people of all ages enjoyed a variety of entertainment and refreshments, despite the weather providing blustery showers.

Following a welcome announcement by Rev. Rona the Fete was officially opened by Helen Gillon, representing Matrix Trust (Guildford) which is a Christian charity. They are committed to "our belief in the life-changing message and example of Jesus Christ and seek to demonstrate this through nurturing, inspiring, celebrating and empowering young people so that they can make sense of life". 

Year 2 pupils from Merrow CofE Infant School gave a first class display of traditional Maypole Dancing supported by Mrs. Hooper and Mrs. Jewson. Also in attendance was Mrs. Traharne, Headteacher and parents.

1st Merrow Scouts supported the event and provided a great selection of games including bowling, coconut shy and "wet sponges" thrown at a group of unfortunate volunteers. A group of scouts managed the stalls and gave assistance around the event. Also in attendance were the 4th Merrow Brownies who roamed the gardens with their "Golden Bucket" Game. 

Merrow Bell-Ringers had a newly constructed version of "Splat the Rat" game which challenged the most agile at the Fete. For younger visitors they were asked the "Find the Frog" which kept them interested.







New this year was our ice cream vendor "Gelato Joe" who offered traditional cornets, served with great aplomb and raspberry sauce. Other traditional stalls included Cakes, Plants, Books and a Bottle Tombola. Complemented by a relaxing tea & cake in the refreshment garden.







An enjoyable afternoon for all.