Ixworth holds one of its biggest fetes - raising £1,800 for village hall

Ixworth Village Fete

Pictured: Tug of war ANL-140615-194325009

Ixworth Village Fete Pictured: Tug of war ANL-140615-194325009

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One of the biggest fetes to be held in Ixworth pulled in the crowds and raised £1,800 towards the refurbishment of the village hall.

Held on the playing fields and in the village hall, the fete attracted hundreds of people from across the area and brought in funds towards the renovation of windows and external doors at the hall.

Ixworth Village Fete

Pictured: Ixworth detachment of the Suffolk Army Cadet Force ANL-140615-194314009
Ixworth Village Fete Pictured: Ixworth detachment of the Suffolk Army Cadet Force ANL-140615-194314009

Claire Royal, who has organised the event for the last three years and is chairman of the village hall committee, said: “It’s becoming bigger and bigger every year.

“It was one of the biggest fetes the village has ever seen. It’s nice to have the community together.

“I think people had a brilliant day - it was well attended.”

Highlights included maypole dancing from Ixworth Primary School pupils, zumba, races and a tug of war with Abbeycroft Leisure and a dog show.

Ixworth Village Fete

Pictured: Ted and Anne Boyton with their Citreon 2CV special 1988 ANL-140615-194252009
Ixworth Village Fete Pictured: Ted and Anne Boyton with their Citreon 2CV special 1988 ANL-140615-194252009

There was also animals such as meerkats, skunk, tarantula and snake from Kimmy’s Petting Zoo, in Ipswich.

Other activities were a car boot sale, bouncy castle, beer tent, barbecue and various other stalls.

A grand raffle made £800.

The event which attracted people from neighbouring villages and towns such as Thetford and Diss was sponsored by Sheridans estate agents.

Ixworth Village Fete

Pictured: Lottie Robertson (8) with a cameleon ANL-140615-194347009
Ixworth Village Fete Pictured: Lottie Robertson (8) with a cameleon ANL-140615-194347009

Mrs Royal added: “We would really like to thank the Ixworth Army Cadets for helping to set up and clear up. They were really good.”

 

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