4TH – Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm in the hall. Residents may attend to bring up any matters of concern.
11th – 7.30pm in the Hall the Ladies’ Group will meet for an informal evening.
The December 100 club draw has been held with the following winners:-
1st Cathy – no 81; 2nd Glenis no – 108; 3rd Liz no – 48. The next draw will take place on February 28th.
The annual Christmas hamper raffle followed with 10 prizes on offer; the first 3 were won by Glenis & Keith, Adele & Charles and Lesley. Thanks were extended to all who contributed prizes and sold and bought tickets. Both events are held to raise funds for the fete expenses.
Seasonal celebrations began for residents when they were invited to a pre-Christmas get-together in the village hall. The free event which was organised by the hall committee was well attended and switching on of the village lights started off the evening. Mince pies, shortbread and mulled wine were provided. Thanks were extended to neighbours, Anthea (clarinet)and Daniel (guitar) who provided the musical entertainment which was enjoyed by everyone.
22 members of the Ladies’ Group celebrated their annual Christmas meal in the Plough Inn. Jokes from the Christmas crackers were shared and each member presented with a secret Santa gift. The evening concluded with a short musical quiz. The next meeting will be one week later than usual on January 11th.
Thanks to all the creative helpers who decorated the church so beautifully; it was lovely to have Florence, Rafe and Evie in charge of the crib and tree. At the lively carol service on 20th December, a congregation of 45 enjoyed the carols and readings – thanks to all who helped and a special thank you to the younger singers and readers. Bells were rung and mulled wine and mince pies were consumed.
A generous collection of £142 will be sent to the Rainbows Childrens’ Hospice in Loughborough.
Christmas Day – thanks to Reader Jill ho took the service with a congregation of all ages; it was good to welcome newcomers to the village and visitors. Georgina and Harry did stirling work on the organ so we could enjoy the carols.
Another delivery was made to the pick up point before Christmas; please leave any donations at 14 Main Street or in the church.