Evergreen Club at 60
The Evergreen Club for old people was founded 60 years ago by Ledbury Rotary Club
It was exactly 60 years ago that members of the Ledbury Rotary Club created the Evergreen Club to benefit the elderly of Ledbury for whom there was little in terms of entertainment and interaction. The Evergreen Club, now led by Barbara Langlois, held a 60th anniversary party at Dymock Village Hall where staff from the next door, Beauchamp Arms, cooked and served a scrumptious meal! Friends and guests attended the event; including Town Crier, Clive Gunn, and representatives from the Ledbury Lodge Masons and the Rotary Club. There was a specially made 60th Anniversary cake, decorations, entertainment from the wonderful vocalist Debbie Parry, who had people up dancing, playing the Kazoo and singing, and a huge gorgeous hamper donated by the Co-op Stores in Ledbury that was raffled. The eldest of the club members, Ivy Marsh, cut the cake, which was then shared and each guest was given a keepsake Evergreen mug. Organiser Barbara (who was presented with an engraved glass vase), gave credit to Rotary for all their years of support and for the community grant provided by them this year. These funds enable the Evergreen Club members to enjoy a diverse range of activities and outings.