Scalford Olympecks still going ahead despite bird flu setback

Rotary District Govenor Geoff Blurton (2nd left) gets set to release the hens and ducks with fellow Rotarians John Clayton, Keith Yates and David Morris at the 2016 Scalford Aurora Olympecks PHOTO: Tim Williams
Rotary District Govenor Geoff Blurton (2nd left) gets set to release the hens and ducks with fellow Rotarians John Clayton, Keith Yates and David Morris at the 2016 Scalford Aurora Olympecks PHOTO: Tim Williams

Preparations for the Scalford Olympecks have taken a slight hit as bird flu has confined the hens to quarters.

Organisers are confident though that come race day (April 30) they will be fit and ready to take centre stage in Melton Aurora Rotary Club’s annual family fun day.

Rotarian Susan Herlihy said: “We’re in the final stages of planning and would invite members of the public who would like to rent a stall, to show off their arts and crafts, to get in touch with our planning group.

“Stalls are £15 for the day, however, local charities who wish to promote their work are invited to have a stall free of charge.”

More news about runners will be available nearer the time. Visit https://www.facebook.com/meltonaurora