After a miserable summer so far, Little Common & Cooden Business Association were keeping their fingers crossed for Saturday 16th July for their annual village fayre. It paid off as not only was the weather superb but villagers turned out in their hundreds to the fayre held at the newly refurbished Wheatsheaf Inn and helped to raise over £2500 on the day. The funds will be used to ensure the floral displays around the village as well as lights and other festive activities at Christmas are able to take place.
Kathy Harmer, Chair of the Association, thanked all the traders who had contributed prizes as well as their time to making such a success of the fayre. She also thanked all those who shop locally and support businesses in the village throughout the year. All visitors received an entry programme with a lucky number and containing all traders who are members of LCCBA and support the village. In a draw at the end of the fayre, the lucky programme number winner Hilary Turner enjoyed a meat voucher donated by Betts and Loyd, local butchers.
Even more stalls were evident this year organised by local community groups and businesses. The raffle with a first prize of £200 to spend with local businesses was won by Daphne Williams and once again proved a popular way of re-investing money in the local economy. Children and their families enjoyed having a go on the wide range of games and activities that were available. They also enjoyed the refreshments: BBQ, ice cream, cider fest and other cold drinks provided by the Wheatsheaf Inn, teas, coffees and cakes provided by SJ Feist & Co Ltd and served by members of MacMillan Charity.
The Tensixtysix Jazz Ensemble provided well received music during the afternoon and later that evening Disco Dave invited locals to share their singing prowess at a Karaoke session at the Wheatsheaf Inn – a delight for all! A huge thank you to everyone for their support!