Thanks to all for support

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President Ashley Burland and members of the Rotary Club thank the people of Houghton for their continued magnificent support of the traditional ox-roasting at Houghton Feast.

The event will again provide further funds for our own regular community service events for senior citizens, young people, schools and other worthy causes in the town and national and international campaigns for the eradication of polio and instant help in disasters throughout the world.

Thanks to the Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Alan Emerson, for cutting the first slice and presenting the sandwich to the first person in the queue. Thanks also to Houghton Heritage Society for again cleaning and re-painting the site.

We are indebted to our regular sponsors and suppliers Pipers Quality Butchers, Edinburgh Bakery, George Vardy Haulage, Hetton Scaffolding Co, Whitfield Chemists, Alex Scullion Electricals and the invaluable help of the City Chicken, Sunderland Live administration staff and not least the voluntary hard work of our club members over the weekend, which are combined to maintain this unique historic event.

Long may it continue and we look forward to serving you all again on Monday, October 9, 2017.

Ron Young,

The Rotary Club of

Houghton-le-Spring