Nearly a hundred of Whitchurch’s seniors came to the newly refurbished Parish Hall on Saturday evening for what has become an annual event for them at Christmastime: a free tasty supper with entertainment by WADS and the Singing-for-Fun choir.

The Festival Committee used funds raised at their events earlier in the year, like the bonfire and fireworks night, to put on a spectacular evening that also included numerous sing-along hits from yesteryear.

Local shops donated prizes for a raffle, the Gill Nethercott Centre assisted with the promotion, the Parish Hall Committee donated the use of their hall, and the Red House cooked up a delicious sheppard’s pie. There was also wine and a pudding for everyone.

Some of the people helping to serve the suppers were our Mayor, Cllr Barry Jackman; the Carnival Queen and her princesses; our MP, Sir George Young; Meadow chairman Graham Burgess; Sk8 park campaigner Callum Nicolson; and B&DBC Councillor Eric Dunlop.  Cllr Keith Watts was present but due to a temporary minor disability was unable to help with the serving.

The MC for the evening, David ‘Cabbage’ Freebrook, gave a special thank you and a bouquet of flowers to Cindy Dunlop who arranged many of the activities, with help from her many friends and fellow Festival committee members.

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The Whitchurch Festival website is HERE.

This article was updated following the clarification comment by Cllr Watts.

Comments (1)

  • Keith Watts

    I didn’t help with serving; with a temporary minor disability I suspected that I would tip someone’s dinner all over them

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