During the run up to Christmas our WI members enjoyed a range of events and activities until the, now familiar, escalation of Covid safety measures made it necessary to cancel our Monthly Meeting on 14th December.
Happily, our earlier events and activities had all gone ahead as planned making it a busy and sociable time. A very pleasant walk around Rushcliffe Country Park followed by tea and delicious cakes at Cherry Lane Garden Centre was followed the next day by a Curry Evening at Heat in East Leake where good food and a lively atmosphere was appreciated by all attending. The Coffee and Craft afternoon was well attended with members working on creative projects or just joining in the friendly chat over refreshments.
Our Christmas Festivities included our much anticipated annual Christmas Lunch at the Plough in Normanton on Soar where Santa hats were the order of the day along with tasty food and plenty of Christmas spirit. We then joined WIs from neighbouring villages who make up the Soar Valley WI Group for a Christmas Service at St Helena’s Church in West Leake with representatives of each WI contributing with readings and poems. This chance to enjoy singing traditional Carols and good company was relished by members as well as the delicious mince pies and hot drinks afterwards.
We look forward to a happy and healthy 2022 with a full calendar planned starting with our first monthly meeting of the year on Tuesday 11th January at 7.30pm in East Leake Village Hall when we will be joined by Phil from Elms Farm Butchery – so why not make it your New Year’s resolution to join us!
New to the village or been here a while? – why not come along as a visitor ( £4.00 to include refreshments and a Raffle Ticket) and enjoy a pleasant evening, join in and find out more about us, we offer a warm welcome to a range of events and activities with fun and friendship.
For more information please contact Carolyn Barnett, Membership Secretary on 01509 853440.