THERE was a party atmosphere as hundreds of people gathered for a summer fete.
Waterlooville Recreation Ground came alive with dozens of stalls, a bouncy castle and exciting dance displays.
Lydia-Mae Locke, five, had the chance to do a solo performance for the Mayor and Mayoress of Havant, Ken and Hazel Smith.
Her mum Kirsten Lock, 36, who is a dance teacher at Classique School of Dance in Waterlooville, said: ‘She had a chat with the Mayoress afterwards and was very excited.
‘We were very privileged to be able to perform to them.
‘It’s been a good day. I’m glad to see something like this in Waterlooville and hopefully they will do the same thing again next year.’
Hampshire Constabulary set up a stall at the fete, along with local charities.
Pompey legend Alan Knight was invited and was more than happy to sign a few autographs.
April Waugh, 30, went wild with the make-up and came as a clown.
She was promoting Mill Hill Children’s Centre, a Sure Start centre in Mill Road, Waterlooville.
Staff from the centre offered face painting and tattoos to visitors.
April, a receptionist, said: ‘It was lovely to see lots of families here.
‘It was good because we got to promote the centre and I got to be a clown. I love dressing up!’