Annual BBQ

IN THE early evening on Friday 18th August a group of 37 Rotarians including Seaford Martello President Jackie Arkwell and 4 other Martello Rotarians, Partners and friends gathered in the rear garden of Janice Vince’s house for the annual Rotary BBQ.

Janice Vince at the BBQ

The hungry guests were lucky, as although thunderstorms had been predicted earlier in the week for the Friday, these noisy intruders did not materialise until later in the night, well after the assembled parties had all eaten their fill and returned home.

Earlier on the Friday, Janice and her team purchased steaks, chicken breasts, salmon fillets as well sufficient pork and vegetarian sausages for everyone to have a sausage.  Halloumi and red pepper kebabs and a potato salad were also prepared.

The attendees contributed by providing various salads to accompany the main course.  These included a selection of bean, beetroot, tomato, and rice salads, several green salads, coleslaw, and cous cous.  Those who didn’t bring a salad, bought a dessert.

Red and white wine , lager and sparkling water was also available, although some people brought alternative liquid refreshments that they preferred.

All the attendees were asked to bring their plate, cutlery, pudding bowl and plastic drinking vessel as it saved on the clearing and washing up, but nevertheless someone left behind a pair of white plates, some cutlery and a pair of plastic wine glasses when they went home.  These were still unclaimed the following Wednesday.  Janice said “There was no food left except for a portion of desert, which I will admit, I polished off as a late night snack.”


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