The virtual fete received a major boost today when The Reverand Richard Coles (@RevRichardColes) graciously agreed to virtually open the virtual event. This is thrilling news for our virtual community and we are greatly indebted to him.
In accepting our virtual invitation, @RevRichardColes tweeted: "I'm yours. You'll be my fourth so far this year."
Plans are still in their infancy. Amy has already asked if he might be persuaded to take to the virtual piano, her request being @RevRichardColes's rendition of Don't Leave me This Way.
We will confirm details of when @RevRichardColes will cut the virtual ribbon and declare the fete open, and hope he will deliver a brief opening speech in 140 characters or less.
We must pay tribute to @bushman25 who has helped with lobbying @RevRichardColes. Thanks also to @PashaReflection who played her part. @Bushman25 has also suggested that Auntie Satya should have a samosa stall as she will no doubt be feeding Usha up in the coming weeks.
@BroughtonLass has also suggested a "Kick the Vicar" event but we must stress that this refers to the incumbent of St Stephens and not our VIP (Virtually Important Priest) who we hope might be able to offer some pastoral help to Alan. After all, who counsels the counsellors?
There are rumours that Jamie Perks has been invited to bear the Olympic Torch which may make an appearance at the fete. Jamie would certainly set the event alight (with his record) and these details are yet to be finalised.
What is certain, though, is that if you see a campervan, a pair of daschunds and a man of the cloth around the village, we must ask you to make them welcome. That'll be @RevRichardColes doing an early recce.