Women's Institute

PUBLISHED: 11:06 12 May 2006 | UPDATED: 21:51 28 May 2010

TWENTY-seven members attended the WI s May meeting and were welcomed by Anne Chambers. It was reported that progress was being made on the East of England Show entries and the carnival float. Taylors Tea was distributed, and members wishing to try the de

TWENTY-seven members attended the WI's May meeting and were welcomed by Anne Chambers.

It was reported that progress was being made on the East of England Show entries and the carnival float. Taylors Tea was distributed, and members wishing to try the decaffeinated sample gave their names.

Members were reminded about the plant sale on Saturday May 20, the Church craft weekend (items need to be brought to the church on Friday May19) and the food hygiene seminar at the Church Room on May 31.

Gill Jolley and Anne Chambers put the resolutions before the meeting and a short but lively debate followed.

Margaret Patterson demonstrated making marshmallows and gave an account of how she made them in America. Plates of marshmallows were passed around for sampling. Gemma Watts gave a vote of thanks and a plant to Margaret.

A plant and congratulation was also given to Eileen Mason, who has just celebrated her 80th birthday.

Gemma Watts had hosted a garden coffee morning and raised £60, boosted to £80 by donations by members unable to attend.

Points awarded in the competition for a house plant were: 19, Jenny Rust; 18, Maragret Pattersons, Dorothy Yarker; 17, Mavis Gamsby; 16, Gill Jolley, Mary Gladman, Chris Oakes. The raffle winners were Carol Turner, Mavis Gamsby, Sheila Scot, Gemma Watts, Christine Oakes, Maragret Lewis, Eileen Clapham, Joan Ruse, Mandy Boyden and Mary Gladman who provided refreshments.

Next month there will be a basket making demonstration by Nadine Anderson-Lowson, and a competition for a lined basket. Hostesses will be Carol Turner and Liz Moulding.

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