|Just Jazz performing at the Greymouth Rotary Summer Street Fare|
Rotarians and a Rotarian partner at work, Centre Gary Hopkinson, onion man Dave McMillan plus Chris Stoop—husband of a Rotarian
Several members of Greymouth Rotary have experienced summer fetes, in Southern France, that bring together visitors and locals with food stalls, music and local fare. Typically a town square is closed off and tables and chairs are provided for the community who can purchase food and drinks from food stalls and enjoy eating whilst listening to local musicians.
Greymouth Rotary partnered with the community and closed off a street in the centre of town, recruited 12 food stalls,7 art and craft stalls and organised professional musicians to entertain.
The event was an outstanding success. It may become a regular feature on the Greymouth calendar.
According to Council's economic development coordinator 'The event was a fantastic, vibrant and community building event. I have had lots of positive feedback and thoroughly enjoyed it myself.'
This was a community building project rather than a fund raiser and club members used their Rotary networking skills to generate a most successful 'Fare'.
Rotary and Lions combined to run a food stall to promote one of our local food products and thus generated a modest donation to our local Air Rescue Trust. 200 venison burgers and many plates of gourmet sausage tasting samples were sold in just two hours.
Thanks to the support of the community and the registered stall holders the Rotary Club of Greymouth was able to run the event on a modest budget.