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.
DONATIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY
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.