the successful start to the Ross Lions new president's year,
their busy programme continued into the Ross Carnival Week
with a host of activities.
began with the Carnival Activity Day and Stalls at the Ross
Market House on Tuesday 28th July. There was a free children's
colouring competition and other activities, the sale of
Bric-a-brac and books and members of the Ross Youth Lions
sold cakes. These activities took place with the sound of
a Barrel Organ playing in the background, provided through
the courtesy of Alan Turner. At the same time members of
the Ross Lions Club were selling duck race tickets. It was
a very successful event with around £350 being raised for
the Lions local charities fund, along with loads of publicity
and the possibility of a new member for the club. The day
continued with a social event, a Pot Luck Supper, to which
40 members and wives with a few friends attended and they
had a super evening.
social events are necessary as they provide the opportunity
to raise funds for the administration of the club. Wednesday
the Lions organized a Bingo evening at the Conservative
Club to support the Ross Carnival Committee in raising funds
for the Ross Carnival. Again, it was a very successful event.
Around 65 guests really enjoyed themselves waiting for the
caller, John Fishpool, to call out the numbers ready to
shout 'house'. There was a good raffle, and including this,
an amount of around £290 was raised.
of the Ross Carnival Committee, Mel Hodges, thanked everyone
involved in setting up the evening, especially the Lions
for organizing the event and his committee for finding all
the raffle and bingo prizes. He said the guests were excellent
and very generous. On behalf of the Carnival Committee,
Councillor Anne Gray wished to thank the Ross Businesses
who donated the prizes for both the Bingo and raffle. This
made it so much easier to run the event and the prizes were
novel in that they provided different meals and snacks with
bottles of wine and chocolates, all gratefully received
by the winners.