CHARITY TRACTOR RUN ENDS WITH DUCK RACE

A charity tractor run, organised by Crewkerne Lions Club, ended with a cream tea and the opportunity to watch the popular and always eventful annual Duck Race. Crystal shields and a cup for the tractor run were presented by tractor judge Mike Broom to winner of the Best Vintage Tractor Wayne Davey, Best Modern Tractor Graham Male, Best Dressed Entry Helen MacDonald and Carys Lim. The winner of the trophy for the Best 4×4 Vehicle in the section judged by Tim Rudkin was Sam Harlowe, whose prize included a ride in the Ariel Atom and tour of the factory, at a future date to be arranged.

Taking place on the same day at the show field opposite Clapton Farm was a Dog Show and a competition to guess the bear’s name, which was won by Tim Rudkin who correctly guessed Teddy. Volunteers from the Lions Club ran a licensed bar, served bacon baps, hot-dogs and beef burgers and there was a wide variety of home-made cakes on offer. The Lions were joined by Dave and Mary Burton from Mosterton who were promoting a skittles tournament and raising awareness of PSP and CBD, neurological conditions often misdiagnosed as strokes or Parkinsons’ disease, in support of the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (PSPA).

Lion Fred Broom who officiated at the Duck Race was dressed this year as a flamingo. The annual event which sees hundreds of yellow plastic ducks released into the river, always provides good entertainment. People happily line the river bank to cheer on their duck, while wondering how many soakings helper, Lion Tracy Wilson will encounter in the deeper parts of the waters as she follows the ducks downstream. The Lions Club of Crewkerne would like to thank the following for sponsoring and supporting their tractor run and fun event: Admiral Hood Mosterton, Ariel Atom, Rudkin Vehicle Services, Singletons Engineering, Stokes Partnership LLP, A E Stoodley & Son and Wydale Plastics. A donation of £1,000 will be presented to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Trust.

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