Fabulous Flushing fun at summer fete - despite the drizzle
Rain couldn’t stop play at Flushing Summer Fete this week, when residents turned out in strength despite the abysmal Bank Holiday weather .
Tracy Wilson from Radio Cornwall’s Garden Line Show opened the fete with some very cheerful and witty repartee and was presented with a hand tied bouquet made by Denise Stannard.
The Fun Dog Show was still able to take place in spite of the drizzle, with "Best in Show" going to a lurcher from Mylor named Peggy and some very hardy adults and children had a go at the coconut shy in the wind and the rain.
The Iced Cake Competition was won by Jane Weller from Flushing, who took the top prize of a £20 voucher donated by Dolly's Tea Rooms in Falmouth. The Punch and Judy show caused much laughter while Wendron Silver Band kept spirits high with musical accompaniment.
Community stalwart, Irene Gardiner, said it was “quite a wonderful afternoon.”
She added: “Every year in the past, the sun has shone on St. Peter's Church Fete in Flushing, but this year, God sent a tent instead, very kindly loaned by a wedding party.
“Even though it was pouring with rain, the people came and all seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves.”
Thanks were owed to the organising committee and to all those residents who had braved the rain to enjoy the day, Irene said.
The day was best summed up by an American lady, however, who was heard to say: “It is only the English who would sit in the rain and eat a cream tea.”