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Fete celebrates Park Wood community

Thursday 1st October 2015

MORE than 1,000 residents enjoyed this year’s Park Wood Community Fete, held on the Heather House Field .  

There was a wide variety of stalls and activities to entertain all ages including spinning teacups, a lucky dip, tombolas, glitter tattoos and welly-wanging.

Many local businesses supported the event and there was a visit from the Health MOT bus and a chance to hone your soccer skills with Kick Kent.

A bouncy castle and face painting was provided free, thanks to funding from local councillors, Golding Homes and West Kent Extra. Arena performances included Energize Park Wood Community Choir.

Aimee Bartlett, community development worker at the Fusion Healthy Living Centre, which helped to organise the day, said: “Unlike many fetes, whose main aim is fundraising, the aim of the Park Wood Community Fete is to provide a fun day for everyone to come together to celebrate the wonderful community that we have here. The fete was made possible only due to the dedication and hard work of the Park Wood Fete committee, made up of local residents and services. We had lots of free stalls so that the day was affordable for all yet still managed raise more than £800, including £250 from the raffle which will go towards next year's fete.”

Congratulations go to five-year old Nella Zemankova, who won the children's fancy dress competition, which was judged by the Mayor of Maidstone Cllr Daniel Moriarty.

Bailey Webster (four) is pictured with his artwork.