Pakenham WI News - September 2013

Pakenham WI

24th August 2013 - FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW CREAM TEAS
Many thanks to the bakers, the highly praised waitress service, the helpers and the washer uppers - as always fantastic team work. The event raised £100, half for our funds and half for the Village Hall.

10th September 2013 – THE MARKS AND SPENCER AUTUMN FASHION SHOW
Fifteen of us braved the atrocious rainy conditions to attend the show in most girls' favourite store. It was a really good evening; after bucks fizz and nibbles we watched the M and S new range modelled by all our well-known shop assistants. We were then let loose in the store for one hour to shop, shop, shop.

12th September 2013- THE LIFE OF A RACE HORSE
Geoff Evans joined us for the evening to tell of his career rearing racehorses. He was a truly passionate man, quite obviously so proud of his role in life. The pictures of a racehorse from birth to maturity were magic, even if a little graphic at times. Thank you Ros for finding such a knowledgeable and intriguing speaker. Many thanks to the refreshment team Beryl, Anne, Ricky and Julie, great cakes ladies.

Coming up:-

5th October 2013 – RACE NIGHT.
The races are organised, the fish and chip supper ordered, the bar fully stocked; all we need now are lots of people to repeat last year's successful event.

11th October 2013 – FLORAL IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS
Julia Eeles joins us for the evening to demonstrate lots of lovely floral ideas for the fast approaching festive season. Julia is a talented and excellent flower arranger and co owner of the Floral Brigade business.

23rd October 2013 – TREWASTRE GROUP MEETING
This is the evening that all the W.I.'s in our sector get together to swap news and have a jolly good evening. Pakenham are responsible for this year's competition and we are producing a photo show entitled On the Street where you Live. !!!!

11th November 2013 – PAM AYRES AT THE APEX
A team of us have booked to see this delightful and funny poet at our local Apex.

16th November 2013 - THE GREAT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXCURSION
We have seats available on our now famous girlie 'shop til you drop' pre-Christmas trip. This year it's the new Westfield Shopping Centre at Stratford (near London's Olympic Park). The coach leaves Pakenham at 7.30 AM returning at 4.30 PM, at an all-in cost of between £18 and £24 depending on the numbers. If you would like to join us for the day, please contact me on 01359 233435.

Mary Kirby.