What a Halloween Night!
Thank you to everyone who supported our second Halloween Bonfire Party in support of a variety of local projects.
About 100 adults and children descended on Orchardleigh, Long Sutton to experience an old fashioned fancy dress "punky night" with apple bobbing, "splat the rat", guess the weight of the pumpkin and a magician completing the range of community activities.
It was not all about the fundraising, but we raised over £300 for community projects while having a great time in the community of Long Sutton!
See pictures below taken by Joy Bailey
SOMERSET STEAM & TRACTOR SHOW
What a great opportunity to support this great local event now in its 25th year.
Tea & Cake with some Main Ring stewarding was the order of the day - or shall we say weekend!
All hands to the pump in helping out with a variety of tasks with some great Rotary teamwork as we raised over £1,000 for local charities.
More pictures below
Curry Rivel LIVE
Club Members support Curry Rivel LIVE by setting up the now famous Water or Wine stall. Wendy, Olivia, David, Stuart and the two Rogers were on duty for the morning shift.
Winners and losers made for an interesting event with more pictures set out below - including a rather odd picture of Roger Chadbourne's new pink beard, or is it candyfloss!
Our 70th Birthday Party at Long Sutton Golf Club was enjoyed by over a hundred Rotarians and friends from across the District.
It was a very special night for all the members of Langport & Somerton Rotary Club and below are some pictures from the "Rogues Gallery" of the event to compliment those on the HOME PAGE
The Club was delighted to welcome as our guest speaker at January's Dinner meeting, Val Stone of Somerton, who was a contestant in the 2016 series of the Great British Bake Off.
Val gave an inspirational incite into how she fell in love with baking in the late 1950s - a love that never left her throughout her teaching career and into retirement. She informed us of the long and challenging process of being selected to the Show that attracts some 11 million viewers. From an initial entry of 90,000, the process whittled down to the last 190 who were invited to perform at the final auditional that included her famous mince pies!
Appearing on the show she endeared herself to the nationa with Mary Berry's immortal words - "You've got a soggy bottom", referring to her underbaked pastry.
Val's appearance, for which the Club donated to charity, was one of the Dinner & Speaker highlights of the year.
Rotarians were fortunate to be able to visit the Radford's Fudge Factory at Stoke-Sub-Hamdon to learn about making fudge and watch the master fudger in action. Of course tasting was allowed along with the start of Christmas shopping for some members.
This year's programme has witnessed a number of really interesting vocational visits with members experiencing a range of businesses, past-times and hobbies.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Bonfire & Haloween Party at Long Sutton on Friday 27th October. Fine weather brought out a great crowd for fun & games and roaring inferno of a bonfire. Between them they helped us raise £541 for local youth projects in the area.
The Langport Arms