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Exton Day is once again a success with villagers

Exton Day'Photos: Alan Walters EMN-150526-102111001
Exton Day'Photos: Alan Walters EMN-150526-102111001

The village of Exton came alive on Bank Holiday Monday with the third annual family fun day.

One of the highlights of Exton Day was the fun dog show, which attracted more than 70 entries.

Judging took place on the village green with Ernie, a German wirehaired vizsla belonging to Jane McKinney and handled by her niece Mae, being named the best in show, and Murphy, a cross between a boxer and a Labrador belonging to Karen Morgan, the best puppy in show.

The audience heard some of the stories from rescue dogs who had come from Animal Helpline in Wansford, Mutts Nutts and Bourne-based Three Counties Dog Rescue.

Other highlights of the day included a display by the Bernese mountain dog display team, Rutland Ferrets, a carousel, stalls and a performance by Rutland Morris. Exton and Greetham Primary School also had a stall.

There was also beer supplied by the Grainstore of Oakham and teas in the village hall, the proceeds of which will be shared between the brownies, the produce show and the Villagers for Exton Church group.

Annette Oliver is one of the organisers of the event, which was in its third year.

Proceeds from Exton Day go towards the Villagers for Exton Church group, which works to maintain the church.

The group has recently given the church £6,000 to repair the flooring.

Annette said: “The support comes from the whole village whether or not they are church goers.”

She said she was pleased with the turnout on the day, describing the village as busy all day.

Annette added: “It’s a very English day and it was once again, a good event.

“We were very pleased with the support. It is a really good village effort.”


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