Eagle provides a feast for Lions

Clitheroe Lions 2012 Charter Night, left to right (back row) Gerald Holden; President Ribblesdale Rotary Club Edwin Gretton; Mayoress of Ribble Valley Mrs Grace Hoare; Chairman of Clitheroe Round Table Andy Belcham; Vice-President of Clitheroe Rotary Club David Blezard; (front row) Lions International First Vice-District Governor Meg Philp; Mrs Anne Gretton; Mrs Eithne Cushing; Mrs Fiona Belcham; Mayor of Ribble Valley Coun. Simon Hoare; Mrs Susan Blezard; Clitheroe Lions Club President Brian Cushing.
Clitheroe Lions 2012 Charter Night, left to right (back row) Gerald Holden; President Ribblesdale Rotary Club Edwin Gretton; Mayoress of Ribble Valley Mrs Grace Hoare; Chairman of Clitheroe Round Table Andy Belcham; Vice-President of Clitheroe Rotary Club David Blezard; (front row) Lions International First Vice-District Governor Meg Philp; Mrs Anne Gretton; Mrs Eithne Cushing; Mrs Fiona Belcham; Mayor of Ribble Valley Coun. Simon Hoare; Mrs Susan Blezard; Clitheroe Lions Club President Brian Cushing.

The Spread Eagle at Sawley was the venue for Clitheroe Lions Clubs’ members, wives and guests on the occasion of their 29th Annual Charter Dinner.

It was an enjoyable night of food and fellowship which included an excellent musical interlude. Karen Wilkinson, winner of the “GRAB” high schools talent contest at The Grand, Clitheroe, entertained the audience with a medley of songs, which was very well received.

Toast Master for the evening was Past President Peter Scholes. The Objects of Lions Clubs International was recited by Brian Alston and the Charter was read by David Morris. Following the toast to Lions Clubs International by President Brian Cushing, in which he narrated the varied projects and monies raised during the past Lions’ year, the toast to “Our Ladies and Guests” was proposed by Past President Roger Williams. A witty and entertaining response followed from comedian Gerald Holden, of Barrowford, to round off a memorable evening.