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MELBOURN FETE 2020

It is with great regret that this year’s fete has been postponed. The committee had to make a decision at the early stage of the lockdown to minimise the financial impact of cancellation as we were becoming liable to increasing upfront costs. We have been very fortunate that many of our sponsors have generously not asked for a refund, this means that all of our committed expenses are covered with some funds left to help with possible events later on in the year.
The provisional plan is to delay the fete until June 2021 the date has yet to be confirmed. It was a very sad decision to take and we look forward to a very special fete next year.
On alternative years with the fete, Open Gardens is organised by the fete committee. The event is held in September, if circumstances allow and restrictions are lifted we might be holding Open Gardens this year. It is likely the event will be organised at short notice as restrictions are amended so please keep an eye out on social media for details. In addition we also organise Turn on to Christmas in conjunction with the hub in early December when we switch on the festive lights. Again this event could still be affected by the continuing Covid 19 restrictions so we will keep you updated.
To the volunteers, sponsors and participants of the fete we thank you for your continued support. If you would like to help us with any of our events then please contact us through facebook or our recently changed website http://www.melbournfete.com.
The dinosaur suits in the photo were going to be a key part in a new and fun arena activity this year, they will return in 2021, in the meantime we wish you all a continued safe and healthy 2020.
Finally, the stunning artwork on the cover is from Kay Morland who is one of the Fete committee members.

The Fete Committee

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