Sunday June 17th was the first ever Father’s Day Breakfast event to be held at the Village Hall. The plan was hatched a few months previously and grew and grew. Much deliberation was taken as to marketing, quantities of food required and the logistics of cooking a full breakfast on a barbecue.
The day didn’t dawn bright and sunny but at least it didn’t rain. The first family arrived at 9:15am, and a steady stream of folk entered the hall thereafter, culminating in a mad rush at about 10:15am which put some pressure on the hard working cooks and servers, but they were not fazed by this and coped admirably.
The food was hot, tasty and plentiful. Families sat and chatted over cups of tea and coffee and children cleared the plates and ate lollies.
In total 60 meals were served and if you work out that most had two fried eggs each, that meant that Dave Wilby – ‘master chef and egg cooker’ – worked his way through a mountain of eggs and only broke 3 – not bad. Mick Steven and Graham Roberts manned the barbecue, and once they had mastered the vagaries of the gas settings, they proceeded to cook vast quantities of sausage and bacon. Added to this were catering size amounts of baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, hash browns and bread.
Thanks to Sue Roberts, Di Wilby and Jane Cunningham for their coolheadedness in a hot and steamy kitchen, and to Vanessa Johnson, Marie Slevin and Sadie Dunmore for washing up afterwards and to all those who tidied away the tables and chairs – what a great community spirit.
It was a great success and we hope to repeat it next year (and not before!!)