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40th Anniversary Visit Programme - 2017

A full programme of events has been arranged for the visit of the people and officials of Libourne who will be in Keynsham from 29th June 2017 to 6th July 2017 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Association

The programme is as follows:

Thursday 29thArrival of guests from Libourne at 18.00
Optional evening with Somerset Morris at the Bird in Hand, Saltford
Friday 30thBoat trip with “Bristol Packet” up the River Avon
Lunch at Beeses Tea Gardens
Dance Evening at Keynsham Music Festival with live band in our own marquee
Saturday 1stCivic Ceremony 12.00-14.00 including:
- Naming of Libourne Lounge and unveiling of plaque by the Mayor of Libourne and Keynsham Town Clerk
- Buffet Luncheon
- Midsomer Norton & Radstock Silver Band
- Unveiling of the Twinning Association Information Board, outside wall of Keynsham Library
Rest of Day Free
Sunday 2ndKeynsham Music Festival
Evening Meal at Grasmere Hotel, Keynsham
Monday 3rdCoach trip to Great Chalfield Manor, Melksham
Picnic Lunch
Visit to Bradford-on-Avon
Tuesday 4thFree Day with hosts
Wednesday 5thAfternoon visit to Botanical Gardens, Bristol
Evening Skittle Match
Thursday 6thDeparture of guests from Libourne 11.00

Quiz Night

A successful and fun Quiz Night was held in March 2017. Over 80 people attended, forming 17 teams, and almost £400 was raised for the Association.

News 2016

With no exchange visits during the year and with the 40th anniversary celebrations in 2017 in mind, the main activity during the year was fundraising.
Three very successful events were held – a coffee morning at the Fear Hall, Keynsham, a Barn Dance at Saltford Hall, and a Quiz Night at British Legion Keynsham, with Honorary Treasurer Peter May as quizmaster.
For all the events the Committee worked hard in selling tickets, promoting the event and preparing food. In all we made a profit of over £1000 from these events – a valuable contribution to the financing of the visit of the people of Libourne in 2017.

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