The International committee of the Rotary Club of Market Rasen brought together 75 members, wives, partners and friends to celebrate Lincolnshire Day in Osgodby Village Hall.
Alison Lacey prepared and served roast rib of Lincolnshire beef, accompanied by Lincolnshire vegetables, followed by a Lincolnshire fruit crumble and topped off with Cote Hill cheese from the Davenport farm just down the road.
After the meal, the Rev Canon Alan Robson spoke of his work as agricultural chaplain, which includes pastoral support and advocacy on behalf of those in the farming and rural communities of Lincolnshire facing unexpected difficulties.
His role also includes networking with people in associated organisations and grappling with some of the difficult issues of the day, such as food security.
The raffle raised additional funds, as did the auction of a flight from Pom Flying School, and the auction of excess beef and cheese.
Proceeds will go to be the Rotary-inspired Shelter Box organisation.
Since Shelter Box’s formation, the Rotary Club of Market Rasen has sent funds to allow the dispatch of 51 shelter boxes to a wide range of countries throughout the world. Each box now costs £590.