Another great occasion. Around 80 guests were treated to a bubbly start, had an excellent meal (with lots of booze), and concluded – as always – with enthusiastic singing and flag-waving. A representative from each table was startled to be summoned forward, don a chef’s hat, and then carve an excellent roast for their party. The wonderful ice-cream cake with mango coulis was a huge success with many people seeking the recipe.
There so many people to thank but foremost are Jackie and Tony Fox and Roger Cross who, between them, sourced lots of new party decorations and drinking and other paraphenalia, together with a new screen and new recording/projection equipment – and then sorted out the Church itself before the event. Also Anthony Flack who organised the publicity, arranged the drinks, organised the auction for Alice’s charity in South Sudan and who, with Pippa, hosted the bubbly in the grounds, under the setting sun. Jackie and Dorothy perused many recipe books and then created a menu (ably assisted by Annie) which was enjoyed by all the guests. But there are so many more who helped to get the food to the tables efficiently, cleared away the dishes, washed up and generally helped to get the Church in order that evening and the following morning – and supplied raffle prizes.
The main purpose of the evening was to have a good time – and that was achieved – but the bonus was that £1620 profit was made which will help to keep the Church viable for use as a place of worship and in its capacity as the social heart of the village.
CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED TO ACHIEVE THIS.