RIMINGTON: Festive flower-arranging is planned

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Club draw - Winners of Rimington Recreation Association 100 Club draw were: Mrs M. Macpherson (£50), Brian Stokes (£20), David Varley (£10).

Coffee break - A selection of Christmas goodies will be available at a coffee morning in Rimington Memorial Institute on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. Entry of £1.50 includes tea or coffee and biscuits. Everyone is welcome to go along to find a bargain from the chocolates, puddings, crackers, croissants and much more, on display.

Annual meeting - A cheerful and optimistic atmosphere prevailed at the annual meeting of Rimington WI, with almost 100% attendance.

Arrangements were made for future events, including the village carol concert in the Memorial Institute on December 13th at 7-30 p.m. Carol singing round he village will start at Bridge End Farm on Monday, December 19th, at 6-30 p.m. and the Martin Top carol group will meet at the chapel on Wednesday, December 21st, at 6-30 p.m.

Preliminary notice was given of a special LFWI event on Tuesday, June 19th, at Hague Hall to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Mrs Spencer told of the walking group’s October ramble which led them to Worsaw Hill with lovely views. Mrs Spencer also made arrangements for the Christmas walk round Waddington, followed by a festive lunch at Tim’s Country Kitchen on Thursday, December 8th. Non-walkers to meet at the café for 12-30 p.m.

Mrs Elizabeth Robinson was re-elected president with Mrs Carole Little and Julie Holland as secretary and treasurer. In her annual report Mrs Robinson recalled the names of the past 28 presidents and paid tribute to their hard work and dedication, laying foundations for the thriving branch of today.

The cup for most points in the monthly competitions was presented to joint winners Mrs Margaret Silverwood and Mrs Spencer with Mrs Brenda Greig and Mrs Lesley Marklew as joint runners-up. Mrs Edna Jackson received the cup for flower arranging.

A tasty two-course hot supper, provided by the Country Kitchen, was enjoyed and Mrs Robinson cut the birthday cake, baked by herself and decorated by Mrs Spencer, with a facsimile of the LFWI red rose badge. A toast was raised to the future success of Rimington WI and thanks expressed to all who help in so many ways.

At the December 6th meeting Mrs Diane Harrison will give a festive flower arranging demonstration and members are asked to take a wrapped gift costing no more than £2. Everyone wishing to find out more about the WI and join in the fun is most welcome to attend.