Another cracking day at the Stisted Hall summer fete.
The gates were opened to the public at noon but the Stisted Hall summer fete was officially opened at 2:00pm by the Provincial Grand Master of Essex, RW Bro Rodney Lister Bass.
All the usual and well loved stalls were there again this year at the annual Stisted Hall summer fete. There were also a few additions, one of which was a children’s magician. And…… making another welcome appearance, were members of the Widows Sons’ Masonic Riders Association, with their motor cycles.
The weather was kind to us again this year and people had fun playing games and making their purchases at the various stalls situated throughout the beautiful grounds. All the proceeds raised at the Stisted Hall summer fete go towards providing additional benefits and services for the residents of the home.
The excellent Rayleigh Brass Band played throughout the day while additional musical delight was provided by the Choir to Remember, which comprised residents and staff members.
Plenty of refreshments were available, including Indian treats, burger and ice cream vans and the Giggly Pig. There was a beer tent and of course the traditional cream tea (included in the price of the entry ticket).
At the end of the day, hundreds of balloons were released by the Widows Sons into the open sky. Each balloon was fitted with a name tag. A prize will be awarded to the person whose name is on the balloon which travels the greatest distance. Will it be you?