July 5th would have been Joe Barrow’s birthday, our former friend and chairman who passed away earlier this year. It seemed right to choose the day to have a summer picnic to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Friends of Lancing Ring.
The event was organised by committee members and their partners Henry (Chairman) & wife Della, Veronica (Vice chairman), Sue (membership), Adrienne (Secretary) & husband David accompanied by Jan & myself.
We set up a marquee next to the Dewpond and there were tables with displays of information about the group.
Members arranged several activities including a treasure hunt and a bug hunt for visitors of all ages to have fun.
Adrienne provided home-made fruit punch and other soft drinks.
The afternoon was warm and sunny and ideal for the picnic.
A trickle of visitors and their children came, enjoyed the fruit punch and took part in the fun activities.
It was a successful event even if attendance was lower than had been hoped for.
We all enjoyed the afternoon getting to know each other a little better in shared company and know that Joe would have approved.
A slide show of some photos from the day