Members of the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray enjoyed “Painting the Town Red” at their 89th Charter Anniversary Dinner held at Pera Business Park earlier this month.
Amongst the guests on the night were Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Jennifer, Lady Gretton, JP; The High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Surinder Sharma and his wife Vijay and The Mayor and Mayoress of Melton, Cllr David Wright and his wife Maureen.
After a welcome from president Ian Neale, grace was said by Melton Mowbray Team Parish rector, the Revd Kevin Ashby, before those present enjoyed a three course meal.
A toast to Rotary International and Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland was proposed by president elect of the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray, Adrienne Holland.
Others who spoke over dinner included district governor elect, R.I. District 1070, Chris Davies and by Kate Jones, president of the Rotary Club of Melton Aurora.
The theme of the evening, “Painting the Town Red,” where everyone wore a red item of clothing, was expanded upon by the guest speaker Ruth Wakeling, who has been instrumental in organising the Christmas Victorian Fayre in the town over the years.
She explained that on Sunday, June 18, from 10am until 4pm, she is starting a new venture called Painting the Town Red in Melton. She urged everyone to keep the date free when there will be, amongst other things, a speciality food market, Morris dancing, afternoon teas, steam and vintage vehicles on display, country craft and countryside demonstrations, livestock, a dog show, sheep sharing demonstrations, a graffiti artist and a climbing wall to tackle.
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