What to do with those unwanted Christmas gifts? Bring them along to the next WI monthly meeting and we will be delighted to recycle them, using them for raffle prizes.
The committee would like to wish all members and their families a lovely Christmas and a fantastic 2013.
See you all again at our next meeting on 23 January to burn off all that excess!
Market Harborough WI members proudly displayed their creative skills by entering bunting made for Christmas in a competition at the December meeting. Enormous detail was used and many must have taken hours to complete!
Each piece was numbered and members voted for their favourite. The winning item was made by WI member, Carla, who had done a picture of Father Christmas – spot number 3 on the pictures below.
WI members enjoyed a festive end to the year by celebrating in style!
Market Harborough Choral Society set the scene by singing a range of new and traditional carols in the Congreational Church, WI members accompanying them on old favourites.
A Dutch supper followed. The tables were laden with a whole range of seasonal foods – moe pounds to burn off in the new year! Top marks though to Patsy’s husband’s Millionaires’ sortbread – delicious!
Teams then competed in a Christmas quiz. Team Totally Crackers just (only just though) won, completing rounds on 2012 Headlines, Christmas facts and Pictionary.
We are delighted to announce the raffe winners, drawn at our meeting on Wednesday 19 December:
Holly Lidbetter – £20 Angel Hotel Vouchers
Belinda Tapp – £20 Tesco vouchers
Patsy-Ann Tracey – Red food hamper
Mr B Hollier – Wicker Basket hamper
Wendy Meadows – £10 Duncan Murray voucher
Rusty Jones – Gold food hamper
Julie Pyle – Champagne
Tina Fortnum – 6 bottles of wine
Lynda Meadows – Bottle on wine donated by The 3 Swans Hotel
Kayleigh Cunningham – 4 boxes of chocolates
Many thanks to WI member, Carla, for organising our first major fundraising event. We made just under £300 for local funds. This will go towards monthly costs, such as room hire.
Market Harborough WI member, Carrie Robinson, delighted a large audience on Wednesday with her seasonal floral arrangements for Christmas. She showed us how to make an almost cost free wreath by winding ivy into a circle and decorating it with single flowers held in a specimen container tucked into the leaves, whilst others used white amarylis and winter green crysanthemums.