Harvest Festival 2004

 

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The bountiful fruits of the harvest laid before us.

The harvest lunch attended by about 60 of us.

The desserts await being eaten. As usual any that don't go are auctioned off, so it is usually bettter to have a lot of dessert, else you could end up having to eat a whole one for supper.

The ploughmans lunch was good but also so was the company. The Bread was a special this year, and was baked by members of the congregation. It was a time for many of us to catch up or make new friends.

and then the Auction

 

Once the lunch was over Peter took charge and started off the auction telling us about the bishops harvest appeal, "The Harvest for the Hungry".

What will you give me for 4 oranges.

£1

£1.50

£2.00

£3.50 to the lady on my right

£4.00 to the gentleman in the corner

Well that's sold to the gentleman in the corner for £4.00, but I still have another 4 oranges on the table and yes madam you will have them for your bid of £3.50!

Bidding on the pumpkin was led by Peter. Peter won. I wonder how long it will take for us to see this and again in the guise of Rectory Relishes.

In record time we finally reached the last item. In all we managed to raise over £613 for Bishop's "Harvest for the Hungry Appeal".