Big turnout for annual party in Quadring

Pictured with raffle prizes are (from left) back  Chris Gore, Keith Casswell, Michael Featherstone, Tony Scully; front  Christine Gore, Heather Diggins, Tina Sandall and Kay Bemrose. SG030317-308TW
Pictured with raffle prizes are (from left) back  Chris Gore, Keith Casswell, Michael Featherstone, Tony Scully; front  Christine Gore, Heather Diggins, Tina Sandall and Kay Bemrose. SG030317-308TW
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Numbers were well up this year for the senior citizens’ party that has been a popular fixture in Quadring for the last 68 years.

Originally started by the Christian organisation, Toc H, the party these days is run by a dedicated committee.

Time to relax after the roast turkey dinner. SG030317-310TW

Time to relax after the roast turkey dinner. SG030317-310TW

Committee secretary Michael Featherstone said: “We had one of the best turnouts we have had for a long while – 121 people came and we normally get around 100.”

Guests tucked into a meal of hot roast turkey, provided by Tulipland Butchers, of Donington, and enjoyed entertainment from Norfolk vocalist Carolann, who did a couple of sets.

“I think everybody really enjoyed it, from what I understand,” said Michael.

A raffle helps fund the party and it is normally drawn just before Christmas.

Michael said this time the raffle was drawn at the party by the oldest male and female guests, Ken Fulford (88) and Sonia Pacey (94).

There were 29 prizes with a first prize of £175 cash.

The party used to be held in January but after some really bad snow five or six years ago it was switched to March so more people could attend.