At St. Dingat’s Church in Dingestow, just outside Monmouth, we firmly believe that the church and the village belong together. We are all working hard to ensure that our annual fete on 26th August will be the best ever! The Fete will be located in the Village Hall and on the field opposite, by kind permission of The Hall Committee and Mr Steve Holmes.
We hope that this year we will have a really good mix of traditional attractions and also lots with a new slant! We hope that everyone who comes will want to stay for the whole event [12.00 – 4.00 p.m.] and so there will be lots of opportunities to keep up your stamina, with a BBQ lunch available as well as a bar and teas, coffee and cakes.
There are stalls and attractions to test your skill as well as games of chance. Something which is already attracting considerable interest is an inflatable assault course – complete with safety mats! – for the youngsters. Lots of ingenuity has gone into providing activities to keep the children amused – you can even see the Vicar placed in the stocks and have a chance at soaking her with wet sponges! If you need to do something to get rid of your aggressions – why not come along and have a go at our ‘Smash Ally’ – a really ‘smashing’ experience!
There will be a Grand Raffle with the most amazing prizes. The draw will take place at 3.45 p.m. There is also an Extra-Special Raffle with the fantastic prize of a Smart Phone. If you happen to see fairies and tigers wandering around in the afternoon, don’t be alarmed – because we also have face painters ready to transform your little ones.
For those of you who are handy with a camera, why not enter our photography competition? The theme is ‘Summer Fun’ and there will be a cash prize in the children’s and adults sections. Prize-winners will be announced at the end of the Fete. Collect your entry forms from the Parsons Nose Village Store or telephone 01600 716696.
We would also like to say how very grateful we are to everyone who supports us, both on the day and in preparation behind the scenes; especially to everyone who comes along on the day to make this Fete one to remember.
Towards the end of the afternoon will be a wonderful opportunity to bid for something rather special in our incredible auction. The successful winner will get to use a beautiful, luxury Audi car for a whole weekend.
We hope you will come along on the day – please say hello to ‘The Team’ and we all hope you will have an amazing, fun-filled day.