Jul 072019

On Saturday 29th June 2019 Rotarians Bob Denby, Andrew Moffat and John Dyke pitched the Gravesend Rotary gazebo at the School fete.

It was a very hot day, but it didn’t deter many pupils, families and friends of the school arriving for the fun, and games.

The Rotarians offered freshly made, free popcorn to all comers. The smell of cooking and loud popping noise of the corn attracted children and adults alike to our gazebo. All agreed that the popcorn tasted good and was a welcome part of the festivities. Indeed, some families returned for a second helping.

As usual ICE (In Case of Emergency) cards were given to the users of mobile telephones. This additional security measure was welcomed by all.

His Worshipful the new Mayor of Gravesham Cllr Gurdip Ram Bungar stopped by several times to meet the Rotarians and to discuss Gravesend Rotary’s activities and support for social needs in the Borough. Also enjoying the popcorn were Bob Lane, the Chairman of Shorne Parish Council, and his wife.

President Tony Muckley said, “we enjoyed meeting many people and giving them a taste of the popcorn as well some information what our club does. We are very grateful to the Friends of Shorne School (FOSS) for giving us this opportunity. We hope to participate again next year and to explore projects with the School”.

Tony Muckley