A vibrant day at the Fete

The Warwick Inverness Highland Dance Studio added colour to the gloomy day. Pictures: LUCY WALDRON

By Lucy Waldron

Despite the overcast skies, St Mark’s Parish Fete illuminated the local community with a vibrant display of dance, trinkets, cars, and culinary delights.

For over five decades, the St Mark’s Annual Parish Fete has been a cherished tradition, bringing together parishioners and residents in support of the parish and the wider community.

The event, held on 11 May, showcased an array of entertainment, with performances by dance groups, choirs, and bands captivating the audience.

Second-hand enthusiasts found a treasure trove at the Jumble sale, where countless offerings awaited discovery. From clothing to household items, the sale provided an opportunity for bargain hunters to uncover hidden gems while supporting a worthy cause.

Adding to the festive ambience, the St Mark’s Women’s Guild delighted attendees with homemade morning tea, offering a taste of comfort and hospitality amidst the excitement. As guests enjoyed their refreshments, they were treated to the sights and sounds of the entertainment lineup.

The fete served as more than just a day of fun; it was also a fundraiser with a purpose. Proceeds from the event were split between the Parish and various local and national community groups, ensuring that the impact of the fete extends far beyond its festive atmosphere.