Buckland St Mary church fete 9th July 2011

We found early on that one way of being accepted into a community was to volunteer.  So this was our second time at running a stall for the local church fete.  This time it was the book stall at the summer fete today.

Kathy at our book stall 9th July 2011

We had sorted out lots of books ourselves, novels we no longer wanted or duplicates we had bought at boot sales or other fetes.  Neil collected 4 trays of books from the lady who ran the book stall last year, and then someone left some in our garage, and another lady turned up at our house with 3 carrier bags full last night.  When we arrived at the stall there were another 4 boxes of books, so altogether we had plenty of stock to sell.

Neil selling some books 9th July 2011

We managed to take £78.50 so not a bad effort at all.  Next door to us was the bric a brac stall that took £120.  There was a plant stall, cake stall, jams stall, bottle tombola, on which Kathy won a bottle of Apricot Brandy, a raffle, skittles, coconut shy, other tombola and a couple of other stalls.  Also very popular were the tea and cakes.

cream teas at the church fete 9th July 2011

The weather held off for us, it was mostly dry and sunny, so all in all a good afternoon.

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