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Following 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.

Events 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.

These 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.

Chairman 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.

Members of Ross Lions and Ross Carnival Committee at Wednesday's Bingo Night.

The bingo prizes to be won.
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