Pakenham WI News - May 2012

Pakenham WI

CompetitionThe Suffolk West Area of the W.I. ran a competition for local W.I.s to submit photographic entries, demonstrating a typical year in the life of their Institute. We rose to the challenge. When we are out and about we always use Perry's Private Hire, so agreed to use a bus as the 'vehicle' to display our photos. The judges were wowed and we won the cup scoring 29 out of 30. Well done Pakenham !

April 28th 2012 - Village Litter Pick
As might have been predicted it was another damp and drizzly day. A hardy band of volunteers showed up and off we set to clean up the roads around the village. We were amazed at the amount we collected. Over thirty bags full, plus 9 tyres, a computer and a bathroom sink!! A huge Thank You to all who helped and to St.Edmundsbury Rural Action Team for supplying all the gear and taking away everything we collected.

Litter Picking Team Village Litter Pick

May 6th 2012 - Car Boot Sale
More clouds and drizzle! We weren't rushed off our feet but it was a good atmosphere and we made valuable funds to help finance events in the village.

May 13th 2012 - Mills Day at Pakenham Watermill
Mills dayThe sun came out to play! Such a lovely setting too beside the large millpond. Traditional events with maypole dancing and duck racing, a selection of Suffolk's finest foods and Pakenham W.I. home made goodies, made for a grand day out. Thank you to all our ladies who baked for, served and bought from our stall. Needless to say we did a roaring trade and sold out completely!

Coming up:-

June 2nd/3rd 2012 - Jubilee Weekend
Some of us will be there helping to get the hall decorated for the Saturday dance. Likewise on the Sunday, joining in the fun at the children’s party.

June 14th 2012 - Garden Party.
Thank you to our member Diane Townsend who has kindly agreed to host our annual party in her secluded garden. Good company guaranteed, all we need is a fine evening please.

July 12th 2012 - One Family's Experience Of The Holocaust
A very special event when we welcome Eva Clarke who will share with us her family's precious photos and memories of that bleak time in the history of Europe. All ladies are welcome, members and non-members alike. 7.30 start.

July 25th 2012 - Sandringham Flower Show
You don't have to be a member or even a woman to join us on a grand day out. We have a few seats to spare on the coach. If you are interested please call Celia on 01359 230909.The cost should be around £19 to cover both coach and entry. Closing date to get group discount tickets is 24th June so please don't delay.

August 30th 2012 - Burghley Horse Trials.
You don’t have to even like horses to enjoy the experience and the great retail therapy on offer here. Open to all. Cost of coach and entry about £17. Call Celia, as above, for more info.

Do come along to any of our meetings, it’s free and you will be sure of a warm welcome. Pick up our leaflet in the Post Office and look at what’s on next on the Village Hall notice board.

Marion Sargent
President 2012
Pakenham W.I.