Members of the Rotary Club of Kinver have been spending some of the money they raised with the Christmas sleigh , gathering in more funds and working to keep the village clean and tidy.
The expenditure was on the seniors’ New Year party which had to be postponed because of the January snows that hit the area on the precise day planned for the annual event. The April date of the rearranged function was, in fact, welcomed by the 130 guests who indicated they would prefer the Party to be held during the spring in future years.
The evening featured nostalgic 60s entertainment by Rob Pitt and excellent solo presentations by pupils from Edgecliff School. Rotarians acted as chauffeurs, hosts and waiters while their wives prepared the supper.
The club’s International Committee raised more than £170 at a Soul and Motown night held at the club’s “home “at the Fox Inn at Stourton while a walking treasure hunt along the High Street and the canal raised £120 for the Community and Vocational Committee. This cash has been earmarked for renovations to the canal side picnic area close to The Vine, established by the club to commemorate the centenary of Rotary International.
Teams from the club have been active on weekends since late April sweeping and tidying the High Street and siting more than 60 hanging baskets in preparation for the judging of the Best Kept Village competition.