Organisers of Saturday’s Leverstock Green Fete were relieved to wake up to a gloriously sunny day.
For the last two years the event has been spoiled by downpours, but this time around there were blue skies, the occasional cooling breeze and four red kites overhead for most of Saturday afternoon.
Just before the opening of the fete, Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning and Leverstock Green Village Association chairman Barbara Chapman did the rounds of the stalls to judge which would be awarded the best dressed trophy.
With a theme of World of Flowers, both judges agreed that the winner this year was Holy Trinity Church, whose members had gone to a great deal of trouble to dress the stall with numerous coloured flowerpots, garlands of dried flowers and swathes of foliage.
Presented with the award of merit rosettes for their stall efforts was Hert to Hearts, Two Rivers Ladies’ Group and Leverstock Green Playgroup.
The fete featured entertainment from the Blue Angels Majorettes, a zumba display, the ever popular open dog show, the annual arts and crafts exhibition in the Westwick Room and a display of model aircraft in the main hall.
Barbara said: “A bevy of local ladies were also on hand to provide cups of tea and coffee and one of their scrumptious home made cakes if needed, and local butcher Dave Clarke provided delicious burgers and hot dogs.”
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