|RADSTOCK and MIDSOMER NORTON LIONS CLUB|
|in Lions District 105W of Multiple Lions District 105 - British Isles and Ireland|
|Radstock is in South West England|
SUNDAY 13 JUNE 2004
Fine and warm weather was just one of the main ingredients for our main outside event for 2004. A welcome change from last year, when it rained before and after, and 2002, when the event was cancelled!
The opening by Councillor John Gay, son of Councillor Phyllis Gay, who was indisposed due to illness, was assisted by the Carnival Queen, Charlotte Heatley, and Lion President, Robert Briggs. The event got off to a prompt start.
Attractive Holcombe Majorettes gave a fine display of marching and dancing with two spots on the warm afternoon.
David Seamark's sheep dog display with geese and sheep gave a new meaning to animal obedience, not seen my many before. An excellent show, fully appreciated by the attending crowd. Children assisted by providing obstacles, (don't they always!)?
Our Punch and Judy man, Roy Grout, a member of the magic circle, amused the younger element with two shows and was still playing late in the afternoon.
Electric go-karts for 3 to 11 years were well used and enjoyed.
Fizogg provided face painting.
The stocks, donated by R G Obern of Chilcompton, provided a cooling experience. Our thanks to Jeremy Hunt, Business Manager of Somervale School, who occupied the stocks for most of the afternoon getting wet, and drying off in the Sun.
Bill Guy's fun fair gave the event a real family spirit with rides for the young adults.
The lucky programme number, 0609, was not claimed on the field, and a Memory Craft 300E Sewing Machine is waiting for the prizewinner. Please ring Barry Rogers on 414140.
Have you lost a babies book and learn soft toy, made by Babies First Book Club? Ring Barry to reclaim it.
Thanks are extended to St. John Ambulance for their attendance in case of need; to local organisations who once again supported the event and to the Lions and their ladies who worked very hard throughout the day manning the tea tent and side shows, and went home very tired.
All the proceeds are going to The Paulton Memorial Hospital League of friends, the Lions chosen charity. As yet we do not have final figures for the event. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Apologies for the shortage of photos, the webmaster had problems with his camera! Fortunately, the club PRO, Barry Rogers, also took some photos.
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