Village Hall News July 2017

Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us for the Table Top Sale in May with nobody brave enough to risk setting up outside!  However, a good number of stallholders and customers thoroughly enjoyed their buying and selling with a range of refreshments also on sale.  £122 was raised towards Village Hall funds.

Our ever popular Quiz Night returned on a very warm evening in June.  Around 70 people made up 13 teams and a fun and closely fought quiz was eventually won comfortably by “Sir Carl Stoke”.  Many thanks to our dedicated quiz master Mike Balmer for his very clear screen-presented questions.  Mike never fails to test us with the odd extra challenging question in rounds which have such innocuous titles such as “Where in the World?”.  For example, what just looked like a shaky and poorly drawn circle turning out to be the outline of the M25!  And yes, at least one team identified it correctly!  A delicious meal of ham, home-made vegetable quiches, freshly prepared salads and a wonderful selection of home-made desserts completed a very enjoyable evening, with the excellent sum of £500 being raised for the Village Hall

Once again we are hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning which will take place on Saturday 30th September from 10.00am at the Village Hall and will also feature an exhibition from the Photographic Competition.

To remind you, this year’s the theme for the competition is “Our Villages” and we are looking for photos which reflect our two villages and can have any subject matter as long as they are taken in Claxton or Carleton St Peter.  Anyone can enter and there will be separate categories for adults and under 14s.  The winners will be chosen by a guest judge. Following the success of our 2017 calendar, we intend to produce another for 2018 featuring the winners and most popular photos from this year’s competition.  Please send or deliver your entries to Jo Bissonnet at Duck Cottage, 3 Ferry Road, Carleton St Peter, NR14 7AY by the closing date of 31st August.  Jo can also be contacted on 01508 484081 or jobissonnet@gmail.com for more information.

The Community Café continues to thrive and is held from 10.00 – 12noon on the second Tuesday of every month at the Village Hall for teas, coffees, delicious home-made cakes and savouries with everyone welcome.

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