The Club ran its annual Christmas lunch for nearly 100 Faversham Senior Citizens on Friday 8th December. After setting up the Alexander Centre, we warmly greeted our guests with coffee or tea, biscuits and chocolate sweets. A regular troupe of Rotarian volunteers delivered chicken or fish to the 10 tables, serving mushy peas and gravy to appreciative guests. There was a last minute dash to Ossie’s to top up on chips and fish, with fish being marginally more popular than the chicken. The good outcome was that there was nothing like the waste of last year. Peter Meaney’s generous donation of Madcat beer went down very well as did the sherry, of which 3 bottles were consumed, and the mini mince pies also seemed to please the guests.
As always we had great external support from local musicians the Fleur Singers, led by Andrew Mussett. Diane Griffin provided a very fine performance of seasonal songs and the cheerful smiling Choir from St Mary’s Primary School delighted the audience too. We were grateful to have Martin Young bring along his sound system and also his guitar to add to the entertainment.
The Mayor Alison Reynolds was fulsome in her praise of Rotary and our community spirit. She said it brought home to her how much Rotary contributed to Faversham. This event made one proud to be a member of Faversham Rotary.
Submitted by David Kirsch-Mills on Mon, 2nd Nov 2020