GALA 2019 – Saturday 29th June 11am to 3.30pm
This year we are supporting Middle Rasen Village Hall and a defibrillator for the village to be sited at outside the village hall by providing match funding (£400) for a grant for the defibrillator through WLDC.
THE PRE GALA DINNER was held on Saturday 27th April
at Middle Rasen Village Hall, Wilkinson Drive, LN8 3LD
Once again there was great support for this very popular annual fundraising dinner. Guests were greeted with the wonderful mouth-watering aroma of food cooking in the ovens, beautifully laid tables and lovely table floral arrangements. David (compere for the evening) asked for people who preferred not to be photographed to let him know. As it is difficult sometimes to exclude people from photos David had hatched a “cunning plan” to ensure privacy. Check out the photos! The meal was a hit with everyone, cottage pie and mixed vegetables served with lashings of delicious gravy, followed by a fresh fruit salad served in martini glasses with a side of dainty biscuits and cream. The quiz was won by The Village Hall & Parish Council table wining a box of chocolates. The heads and tails game, a first for the dinner, was won by the Carry on Singing table winning an Easter Egg. Harmony played an eclectic mix of music with people joining in singing along with songs they knew. All in all a fabulous night out with a wonderful atmosphere in the hall with lots of laughter and fun. Our grateful thanks to Maureen Williams for the delicious cottage pies, Mark for donating the potatoes and the committee for the fruit salads. Thanks to David, Dawn, Enid, Karen, Rosie, Valerie and Yvonne for their very efficient service. Many thanks to Rose and Berry for their donation of a fruit basket for the raffle, thanks to everyone else who also donated raffle prizes. The money raised at the dinner will go towards Village Hall funds and the cost of a defibrillator to be sited at the Village Hall on an outer wall. As we qualified for funding from WLDC Community Defibrillator Scheme we only need to contribute £400 in match funding for the defibrillator, thanks to the generosity of people supporting the dinner we achieved our target of £400. Thank you! The defibrillator was installed in late May. More information will follow about training and opportunities for further training with LIVES. Finally, thank you for all the wonderful feedback, yes, we will be hosting a dinner in 2020, see you there!
GALA DAY 29th JUNE
It was hot, hot, hot on gala day, thank you to everyone for coming along to join in the fun. We went through around 100 ice creams and lollies, copious bottles of chilled drinks and gallons of teas and coffees!
APOLOGIES to all the children and adults who were looking forward to "climbing the wall" at the gala. Unfortunately we received a telephone call from the North Kesteven Partnership Team, Sleaford Leisure Team the afternoon before gala day cancelling the wall because it was in for repair. Coincidentally the very same thing happened last year. We are now looking for another equally exciting activity to replace the wall as we cannot disappoint our local community again.
A report on the gala to follow.
THE GRAND RAFFLE WINNING NUMBERS:
1 No 591 £100 cash
2 No 286 £ 50 holiday voucher donated by Lincs Co-op Travel Shop
3 No 264 A tablet cushion (for i pads etc not pills!)
4 No 308 Slow cooker
5 No 126 Bottle Pimm's Special Edition Strawberry with a hint of mint donated by Mrs J Rhodes
6 No 335 £10 Voucher donated by Rase Hardware
7 No 436 Rocky the Rocking Reindeer
8 No 300 Tin of biscuits
9 No 297 Voucher for 2 main meals at the Heneage Arms, Hainton
10 No 110 Fruit basket
11 No 399 Wrendale Flower Jug
12 No 32 Voucher for fish and chip supper for 2 at Parkinsons, Market Rasen Golf Club
13 No 382 Nivea cosmetic bag
14 No 376 Voucher for a free MOT donated by Dexel Tyre & Auto Centre
15 No 501Ladies pendant necklace
16 No 304 Bottle of Blossom Hill White Zinvandeo Wine donated by Crossroads Stores
17 No 16 Bottle of Seven Tenths Spanish White Wine donated by Crossroads Stores
18 No 305 Voucher for a car valet donated by Green Dolphin
19 No 625 Chocolate hamper
20 No 225 Plastic ground feeder for chickens, birds etc. donated by Mole Country Store
21 NO 307 LED Headtorch donated by Mole Country Store
22 No 554 Box of Celebrations
23 No 82 Bottle of Trapiche Melodias Red
24 No 432 Pliers
25 No 310 Bottle of Signal Post Shiraz donated by Rasen Appliance Services and Rasen Bed Supplies
26 No 600 Memories donated by Rasen Appliance Services and Rasen Bed Supplies
27 No 222 Cosmos Glass Lantern
28 No 643 Two theatre tickets donated by Broadbent Theatre
29 No 144 Basket of Avon Activmarine
30 No 587 Photo Frame
31 No 418 Pack of Homemade Cards
Adjudicator Bill Roberts, thank you!
OUR GRATEFUL THANKS FOR THE DONATIONS OF FABULOUS PRIZES IN SUPPORT OF MIDDLE RASEN VILLAGE HALL