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Fayre weathers rain hitch with move indoors

Strawberry teas at the Summer Fair at St John's Episcopal Church in Pittenweem (pictures by Mark Rodgers)

Strawberry teas at the Summer Fair at St John's Episcopal Church in Pittenweem (pictures by Mark Rodgers)

Bad weather forced a late change of venue for the main summer event staged by churchgoers in the East Neuk – but community support still helped raise a 
four-figure sum.

The Summer Fair by St John’s Episcopal Church, in Pittenweem’s Marygate, was to have taken place in the gardens of the Great House at Priory Court, but, when the rain came, the parish hall hosted the festivities instead.

It meant the organisers were robbed of some of the space which they’d hoped to devote to games and children’s activities, but there was nevertheless a fine selection of stalls, featuring home baking, a plant sale, book stall, bric-a-brac, collectables, natural health products, and a few games testing reflexes and target practice.

Among the most popular wares were the scones and the ‘dry’ strawberry teas.

Over £1100 was raised for church funds and one of the organisers said it had gone “remarkably well” considering the weather and it was “a very happy occasion”.

She added everyone at St John’s was very grateful to everyone who had supported the event.

 

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