December delight!

by Gill Brophy

We had fifty-five members arrive for the Festivities on Thursday night, with very nearly that number of entries for our competition with the theme of ‘Snow’, ‘Winter’ or ‘Christmas’. The Church and adjoining rooms had been beautifully decorated by Church staff, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, including several new members who braved the cold evening to come and join in the fun.

Animated conversation, coffee and mince pies were the order of the evening, with lots of decision making to ensure three votes were placed for their favourite paintings. Thanks are sincerely due to the wonderful ladies who manned the coffee and tea hatch for the evening – very much appreciated. The corridor looked wonderful with so many bright and beautiful works of art adorning both sides.

Janet and Bev nobly stepped in to do the ‘counting’, and eventually decisions were reached … the winners were Christine Marlow, Gill Evatt and Barbara Unsworth. The applause was long and loud!  Well done to everyone who submitted a painting. 

The committee wish all members a very splendid Christmas and Happy New Year.  

Left to right – Our President Joan Willingham, with the winners Barbara Unsworth, Gill Evatt and Chris Marlow.
Gill Evatt’s cyclist in the snow
Barbara’s snowy scene
and finally Christine’s wonderful Christmas tree.