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Quorn Methodist Fete Realises £96

Loughborough Echo 13th August 1971

There was a good attendance at the Methodist Church garden fete held at “The Limes”, Leicester Road, Quorn, on Saturday.

Stalls included fancy goods, cakes, groceries and produce and fames of skittles and spinning jenny were in progress. There were also donkey rides for the youngsters.

The tug of war between the Rev. Robin Everett’s team and Peter Brown (for the organisers) team, was won by the Church of England team.

Mrs. Stirling of Soar Road, Quorn guessed the weight of the cake correctly; the Vicar won the skittles competition and also guessed the number of sweets and Mrs. N. Peck, wife of the Methodist minister, guessed correctly the number of marbles and the number of peas (8,200).

During the afternoon it was announced that there had been a tie in the result of the shop window competition (where competitors had to guess the one item displayed in each of the 13 shops windows which was not sold by the shop in question).

It was decided that the £2 grocery voucher would be divided equally between Miss Pat Green and Miss Jane Sturgess.

As a result of the fete the sum of £96 has been raised which will go towards the cost of repairing damaged caused by dry rot to the Methodist Church.

Thanks were extended to Mr. and Mrs. C. Gamble for allowing the fete to be held in their paddock.

The “spinner” attracts attention at the fete.

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 Submitted on: 2012-10-18
 Submitted by: Christine Sibcy
 Artefact ID: 1697
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1697
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