Sodbury spirit beats the downpours at Big Lunch
CHIPPING Sodbury’s Big Lunch has been hailed a success, despite persistent rain.
It’s thought that the weather played a part in a fall in numbers compared with last year but even so, around 500 people enjoyed the community event in the High Street, which aims to bring people together.
Organising committee chair Alexandra Womak said: "We were up against the wet weather this year but even non-stop rain does not stop Chipping Sodbury from partying in our beautiful High Street!”
“Families put up gazebos and it was lovely to see visitors still enjoying the music with a picnic under their umbrellas. The weather was a shame, as our committee of volunteers has worked so hard to put on this free community event, but everyone who came along seemed to have a wonderful time.”
“It may have been an American Country and Western themed event but our great British spirit was definitely on show."
The event featured performances from the Stapleton School of Dancing, based in Yate, a fancy dress competition, a bucking bronco, country music from Blazing Saddles and a set from Dolly Parton tribute act Diamond Dolly.
The ever popular raffle, with prizes donated by local businesses raised, more than £500.
Residents enjoyed the Chipping Sodbury Big Lunch despite the weather. Picture: Rich McD Photography