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Final plans put in place for popular village fete in Gisleham

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 June 2016

People enjoying a previous fete held in Gisleham. Picture: Mick Howes

People enjoying a previous fete held in Gisleham. Picture: Mick Howes

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A new 'selfie stand' is sure to prove popular as the 64th annual Gisleham village fete is held.

The committee have been busy preparing for this year’s event – which takes place from 2.30pm on Saturday, June 11 – at White House Farm.

This year, to tie in with the Queen’s 90th birthday, a royal theme has been introduced to the event.

Organisers are hoping for visitors to attend in fancy dress – adorned in red, white and blue colours.

The fete will also host a ‘selfie stand’ – where people of all ages can be Queen and King for the afternoon.

“Not only will you be able to take a great memorable ‘selfie’ as a royal souvenir, but crowns, bowler hats and Union Jack flags will be available to celebrate the Queen’s birthday in style,” said Graham Hunt – chairman of the Gisleham village hall committee.

“Along with all the great traditional games of skill and cunning, there are sure to be some bargains to be had in the bric-a-brac tent – not to mention an amazing selection of second hand books, lovely cakes and home produce, plus the ever popular plant stall.

“In the baking competition tent, the theme for the adults is a Victoria Sandwich with a royal twist and children are asked to bring along three royally decorated cup cakes.”

All the proceeds are going towards taking the Silver Gislehamites on an outing in the autumn and the children of the village to the Marina Theatre to see the Pantomime at Christmas.

Other proceeds from the afternoon are going to the village hall – with a further percentage of the money raised donated to Holy Trinity Church for restoration and renovation work.

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