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Bonny baby contest proves popular at Greatham Village Feast

Greatham Feast Bonnie Babies winners (left to right) Ivy Hall (4wks) with her mother Hayley Hall, Rosie Rawlings (7mths) with her Grandma Sue Rawlings, Arli Vaughan (12mths) his with Nana Elaine Vaughan and Ava Richardson (18-30mhs) with her mum Karen Riichardson

Greatham Feast Bonnie Babies winners (left to right) Ivy Hall (4wks) with her mother Hayley Hall, Rosie Rawlings (7mths) with her Grandma Sue Rawlings, Arli Vaughan (12mths) his with Nana Elaine Vaughan and Ava Richardson (18-30mhs) with her mum Karen Riichardson

BEAUTIFUL tots took part in a bonny baby contest as part of a village’s age-old feast celebrations.

Greatham Village Feast is an annual event that has been taking place for over 500 years to celebrate the birth of Saint John the Baptist.

And every year there is a bonny baby contest in which proud mums visiting the feast enter their little angels.

Feast committee member Faye Robinson said: “There were about 30 babies entered into this year’s competition which is a very good turn-out.

“They were all gorgeous and had their own unique personalities and it was really tough for the judges having to pick the winners. The bonny babies is one of the highlights of the feast every year, my mam used to enter me and my brothers into it when we were little.

“It’s one of those nice things to remember when you are older.”

The competition was split into four age categories with rosettes and cash prizes awarded to the winners.

The winners were:

lIvy Grace Hall – birth to six months winner;

lRosie Rawlings – six to 12-months winner;

lJessica McKie – six to 12 months runner up;

lArli Jack Vaughan – 12 to 18 months winner;

lZak Chapplehow and Kesick Addison – joint 12 to 18 months runners up;

lAva Grace Richardson – 18 to 30 months winner and overall winner;

lIsla Flounders – runner up in the 18 to 30 months;

lMaisie Lee – third place in the 18 to 30 months.

Also in attendance was the Feast Queen Elizabeth Woodhall, and her attendants Mae Coleman and Abigail Vaughan, who were crowned with their titles at the feast Disco which was held in the Community Centre on June 7.

Another highlight is the fancy dress parade and fete which takes place today from 1pm. Attractions at the feast include displays a glamorous grandmother competition, stalls and games, followed by an evening of entertainment on The Green with local band The Hobbies.

lSee Monday’s Mail for more from the weekend’s events.

 

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