Sun shines for Helston Town Band annual summer fete: Pictures
12:00pm Saturday 4th August 2012 in News
Helston’s Coronation Park was filled with visitors for the second week in a row when Helston Town Band held its annual summer fete.
After the previous week’s successful centenary celebrations of the lake, people appeared keen to relive some of fun and returned for Saturday’s fundraising event.
This has been judged a great success, raising more than £1,000 towards buying new uniforms for the band.
Louise Williams, band spokesperson, said the day was “extremely busy” and described the weather as “ideal” for the many visiting families, being neither too hot nor too cold for them to sit out and enjoy the festivities. She added that everyone involved with the day was “delighted” with how it went and the money that was raised.
The day involved a concert performed by the town band, starting with the training members before they were joined by the senior group. It was a chance for the training members of the band to gain valuable experience by performing with their more experienced peers, as they delighted the watching crowds with some favourite tunes.
Around the edge of Event’s Square were many fundraising stalls, selling cakes, gifts, crafts and paintings. There were also two raffles and a bottle tombola. The event was part of a fundraising scheme that started before this the fete and which will continue until next year.
Louise Williams said the band was “grateful to everyone who attended to support the band.” Specific thanks were given “for all the help we received,” including the work carried out by the committees, especially the ladies’ committee.