of the
Good Shepherd
Parish Quiz Night
The Quiz Night at the Good Shepherd took place on Saturday 28th September 2019.

It was 7.30pm and the main hall in the Church Social Centre was buzzing with activity. Some people came straight from Holy Mass and others straight from home but all were happy, relaxed and looking forward to an evening of fun, good company, good food and maybe a prize or two to take home. Children who came with their parents had plenty to keep them occupied, special activities had been were laid on for them.

The scene was set, we all had our quiz papers, the quiz master was ready, food nibbles (cold meats, spiced dips and ciabatta)were on the tables. The Quiz consisted of four rounds the first two completed before the main course was served. The delicious smells coming from the kitchen was giving witness to the good things to come! Each table marked their own papers and competition was warming up. All in the spirit of good friendly fun.

The ladies in the kitchen were gearing up to serve and the starting pistol was fired. "A table at a time" ordered the quiz master, Gerald Whittle, "there's plenty for everyone!" Pasta based beef mince with a cheesy topping or vegetable lasagne with crusty bread. Both were yummy and there was plenty on offer, seconds available for those who wanted more.

While preparations were being made for the last course, a selection of puddings, the Quiz master called order and off we went again. The competition was building and the vibe could be felt as everyone got their brain into gear. Kids and adults alike were having a great time.

Once the quiz was complete it was time for pudding.Fresh fruit and cream on a pastry base or apple and blackberry crumble with custard. What a delight. Delicious! We then drew the raffle and three lucky winners took home a large basket of goodies. Brothers David & Adrian Staiano raised over £ 100 on the tombola stall. All funds raised from this fundraiser will go towards the parish debt. We wish to thank all those who participated in this wonderful evening as well as those who supplied the delicious food, prizes, served in the kitchen making this all possible as it all came together so smoothly with loads of fun had by all. Will there be a repeat next year?

If anyone can tell me where you can go for a fun evening with family/friends of all ages and get a 3 course meal into the bargain for £5 per head or £15 for 2 adults and 2 children then please tell me.

This is the second such evening that I have attended and I have to say that it is a really splendid evening. If you didn't manage to get there on this occasion please don't miss the next one. It's good fun, good value for money with excellent company, delicious food and no pressure to get the answers right!

A reflection by Polly Jarvis

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