EVENT UPDATE: Focal Festive Morning heralds in the Christmas Season

Church House was full this morning for Focal’s Festive Morning to mark the opening of the Christmas Season.  On a cold morning, John Cordingley’s fiery mulled wine was most welcome and accompanied by plenty of mince pies.  There was good conversation and a chance to make new friends as well as to meet old ones.

Focal 2019 Calendars were also on sale with 12 pictures of our wonderful village.  If you have not bought one yet, they are on sale in the library, the village shop and The Coach & Horses.

Pictured here is Focal Chairman, Liz Wingrove, announcing a winning ticket for the bumper raffle.  She is helped by Evelyn Jacomb and Ann Dawson.  Thanks to our willing team who organised the event and to everyone who came to support Focal.

If the photograph is not as crisp as you might hope, put it down to the strength of John’s mulled wine!

EVENT UPDATE: Festive Morning at the Library

Festive Cheer_1Saturday 3 December was the day for our annual Festive Morning event at Church House.  John Cordingley presided over a vat of mulled wine which smelled wonderful and tasted even better while Anne Dawson sold raffle tickets for several wonderful prizes that started with a Christmas Hamper, bursting with things to eat and drink over the Christmas period.  There was also a free children’s raffle to ensure they were not left out.  Angela Everett was there with a selection of her hand-made jewellery with proceeds going to Focal.  Thanks also to Chrissie Garrett for cooking cakes and mince pies and presiding over the tea and coffee and to Janet May, library manager, supportive as always.

John Cordingley

John Cordingley

There was also a presentation to mark John Cordingley’s retirement as a trustee after continuous service since the charity was formed.  John took home some fine wine and port to share with Carol over Christmas.

We welcomed several new friends to Focal and one of our patrons renewed their membership.

Church House was humming with people using the library and people coming for the mulled wine and a chance to win the raffle.  It was a delightful morning for all concerned. We raised £261 towards keeping our library open.  I have no doubt we will repeat the event early in December 2017.

EVENT UPDATE: Festive morning at the library

Saturday 12 December was the day for our annual Festive Morning event at Church House.  John Cordingley presided over a vat of mulled wine which smelled wonderful and tasted even better while Anne Dawson and Angela Everett sold raffle tickets for two wonderful prizes that had Christmas Hamper, bursting with things to eat and drink over the Christmas period while the second prize was a magnum of champagne.  There was also a children’s prize to ensure they were not left out.  Church House was humming with people using the library and people coming for the mulled wine and a chance to win the raffle.  It was a delightful morning for all concerned.  I have no doubt we will repeat it early in December 2016.