It’s almost Bonfire Night and in Rothwell we’re gearing up for the community bonfire and fireworks display. It’s always good to remember the history and of course, Yorkshire has a big connection with the original gunpowder plot – Guy Fawkes was born nearby in York .
I’m really pleased to have been asked to light the bonfire this year and am looking forward to it. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm with the firework display at 7.30pm. The event is being organised by Leeds City Council and supported as always by Rothwell District Lions Club.
Rothwell District Lions Club are actively involved this year as every year. The Rothwell Lions do a marvellous job on behalf of the community. The Lions Club Motto is ‘We Serve’. In the case of Rothwell District Lions, this is to serve and support our local community, organising and helping out at events such as the Rothwell Carnival, the annual May day Duck Race and the Rothwell Park Bonfire. Every December the Lions escort Father Christmas on his sleigh visiting homes in the area.
This year could see a record turnout in Springhead Park for 2014, let’s hope the weather holds out for us. I hope to see you all there for what’s sure to be a fantastic display for all the family to bring the skies of Rothwell alive with colour and sparkle once again!