Rotary celebrate county’s delights

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All things Lincolnshire were celebrated by Market Rasen Rotary Club at their evening in Walesby Village Hall.

This was the eighth celebration where Lincolnshire flags were held high by the Rotary Club.

On the menu were ribs of Lincoln Red Beef, from Tealby, accompanied by locally-grown vegetables.

And the cheese board too - Cote Hill Blue and Red - had only travelled the five miles from Osgodby.

Entertainment for the 70-strong audience came from Loretta ‘Tich’ Rivett, from North Kelsey.

An amusing speaker, she challenged everyone to enjoy, use and remember Lincolnshire dialect.

“Within three generations such richness and variation in our communication could be forgotten,” said Loretta, who managed to get her audience very involved in her talk.

An auction was also held on the evening, which raised £240 for the Rotary Foundation.

“This money will no doubt be used by the Foundation to help to rid the world of the final minute pockets of polio which still exist, or be used for other such worthwhile causes, funds swollen by 1.5 million Rotarians world wide,” said Rotarian David Mason.

The profit from the rest of the evening was £675 and this will be sent to Shelter Box, to help people struck by natural or political disasters.

Each Shelter Box contains a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

The last two Shelter boxes sent from Market Rasen have helped tornado victims in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and those made homeless by ethnic cleansing in their home country of Myanmar, formerly Burma.