Unfortunately, the 2020 Fete was cancelled. Despite the lifting of the Covid regulations, it was not possible to organise a full fete in 2021 either. Instead, there was a Garden Party held at Thallasa with the kind permission of the Jephcott family.
Again, a beautiful sunny day welcomed all visitors. Entry was free and there was a wide range of traditional stalls. On the "front" lawn there were the Pimms Tent, tombola, "find the pirates", books for sale, the cake stand, the bottle raffle, and the very popular skittles and human fruit machine.
To one side of the house was the home-made lemonade and ice cream stall, while to the other was the barbecue. Between them, a "Bureaux de Change" where people could buy coins to use on the stalls in exchange for a "tap-to-pay".
Beyond the barbecue on the "rear" lawn was a space to sit and watch the boating activity along with a range of children's games including the popular ladder game.
The proceeds of the garden party will be in favour of St Winwaloe's church and local charities which, like many enterprises, have suffered a significant drop in income due to the Covid closures.
The organisers would like to thank the generous sponsors of this year’s Garden Party, everyone who worked so hard to make the event so much fun and so successful and, of course, all who came along to enjoy the party and support such a worthwhile event.