7/8 & 9 December 2015
Garstang Victorian Festival / Christmas Party Time
High Street, Garstang / The Crofters Hotel, Cabus
Everybody! / Garstang Soroptimists
7/8 December 2015 - Once again this year, members donned their aprons to cook the many pans of parched peas needed to sell over the two nights at the Garstang Victorian Festival. The Victorian Festival is a highlight of our year and we enjoy seeing faces old and new, all keen to try our peas. For many, many years now we have been regular attendees at the Festival and we are always in the same spot in the alleyway next to ‘Iced’, so people know where to find us.
Monday saw a run on the peas and the ladies had sold up by seven o’clock, but on Tuesday we worked at a more sedate pace and it was 8.30 before we packed up. But what an excellent two nights we had, our charity this year was ‘Wateraid’, somewhat ironic considering all the rain we have had in the area lately, but we raised around £165, that’s a lot of cups of peas!
Besides our peas we annually donate a hamper of Christmas goodies, for raffling by the Festival Committee both before and on the days of the Festival. Somewhat embarrassingly one of our members won it back this year, but it raised a very credible £191, so we were doubly happy.