Raising a glass at the Spring Gin Festival

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R Kay Craig, Rachel Fisher, Jayne Fisher, Ruth Blessett. EMN-181203-115520001
Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R Kay Craig, Rachel Fisher, Jayne Fisher, Ruth Blessett. EMN-181203-115520001

Sleaford Rotary Club held the town’s first Spring Gin Festival on Saturday and it was seen as a great success.

The festival was staged on Saturday at Sleaford Cricket Club bar all afternoon and into the evening, with gin distillers supplying more than 20 different artisan blends of the spirit for the hundreds of visitors to sample, accompanied by a choice of tonics.

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. Carole Eaton and Bill Eaton of Ruskington. EMN-181203-114706001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. Carole Eaton and Bill Eaton of Ruskington. EMN-181203-114706001

There was music from local, well-known female vocalist Sharna and the Six Nations rugby TV coverage was on too.

The £10 entry fee included a commemorative balloon glass for the first free drink.

Businesses were encouraged to sponsor a gin with all profits going to Rotary charities.

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. Sarah Tonge and Ann Waldeck - members of Rotary Club of Sleaford. EMN-181203-114729001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. Sarah Tonge and Ann Waldeck - members of Rotary Club of Sleaford. EMN-181203-114729001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R Joshua Muscroft and Ethan Chapman of Dam Raider Gin, Mablethorpe. EMN-181203-115506001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R Joshua Muscroft and Ethan Chapman of Dam Raider Gin, Mablethorpe. EMN-181203-115506001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R Carolyn Bath, Ingrid Williams, Steve Williams, Allison Frankish, Mike Frankish. EMN-181203-114717001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R Carolyn Bath, Ingrid Williams, Steve Williams, Allison Frankish, Mike Frankish. EMN-181203-114717001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R ebecca Allen of Sleaford, Liza Allen and Muriel Marr of Ruskington. EMN-181203-114740001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R ebecca Allen of Sleaford, Liza Allen and Muriel Marr of Ruskington. EMN-181203-114740001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R Nick Allen, Rob Wilcox, Dean Wright, Paul Waldeck, Keith Allen. EMN-181203-114655001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R Nick Allen, Rob Wilcox, Dean Wright, Paul Waldeck, Keith Allen. EMN-181203-114655001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R Ros Treadwell, Jonathan Collin, Taff Thomas, Emma Maiden, Alex Smith, Laura Pettifar. EMN-181203-115537001

Gin Festival at Sleaford Cricket Club, organised by Rotary Club of Sleaford. L-R Ros Treadwell, Jonathan Collin, Taff Thomas, Emma Maiden, Alex Smith, Laura Pettifar. EMN-181203-115537001