MP praises community spirit at harvest homes
MP has praised the community spirit on show at Harvest Homes across
the area this month.
Munt's comments come after she attended the traditional events
in Mark, East Brent and Wedmore.
In East Brent, she helped served drinks before heading up to the
top table to respond to the 'visitors and helpers'.
said: "To anybody uninitiated into the ways of Somerset Harvest
Homes there are many old traditions about who thanks, responds
and toasts who at what stage and what time."
"The traditions are part of what makes the harvest homes
special. A unique tradition at East Brent is the parading and
slicing of the cheese followed by the throwing of some of this
cheese to the waiters."
waiter who catches the largest piece earns a prize, luckily not
always a piece of cheese."
"It is ceremonies like these that create community, help
to bring people together whether they can date their family back
to the 14th Century in the village or if they moved in last week.
The Harvest Homes make Somerset special."