Pakenham WI News - November 2014

Pakenham WI

November 13th 2014 – The story behind our local egg farm.
Emma Read joined us for the evening to tell her story of how our local egg farm was started and how it has evolved into a successful enterprise. Emma was the most delightful and captivating speaker, provoking so many questions and interest in all things hen. Like all our recent speakers it was great, and so inspiring to listen to a young woman so passionate about her work. We hope to renew the acquaintance when a visit to Oak Farm can be arranged.

November 17th 2014 – The Centenary Baton Day.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the WI, a baton has been touring all the institutes of Britain, on November 17th it was our turn. It arrived in Pakenham in a vintage open topped motor en-route from Thurston. We despatched it on horse back with Ros Griffin to Norton. I found the baton (a small green roll) rather a disappointment, but our little celebration reception of hot punch and sausage rolls was really good on a cold November day. My sincere thanks to Ros, her wonderful horse and her right hand man Richard - brilliant team work.
Baton Day Party
We move onto Elmswell in the evening to a 1915 style party to celebrate our chance to handle the baton for the day.

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November 21st 2014 – The Christmas Craft Fare at Sandringham.
20141121-WI at Craft Fare SandringhamA full coach of members courtesy Perry Coach Services, head off to Sandringham at 8.30am to spend the entire day on a Christmas shop. This should be a fun day and a wonderful venue to find all those difficult to think of gifts.

Coming Up:-
December 11th 2014 – The WI Annual Christmas Dinner.
This eagerly awaited event in our calendar is in the hall this year with Andrea providing one of her fabulous Christmas Dinners. This is the big function of the year when we let our hair down and have great fun. This year will be no exception as we have a professional entertainer instead of an after dinner speaker. This is a first for our WI, so watch this space !!!!

January 8th 2015 – Butchers Tips.
Our local Ixworth butcher joins us for the evening to give helpful tips and suggestions on the most economical and tasty cuts of meat to buy and cook.

I would like to thank everyone at Pakenham WI for a really lovely year, especially my brilliant committee, your support and friendship has made life so enjoyable. My thanks to Chris and Ann for all the wonderful publicity and last but not least to Holly for her amazing poster designs and advice for our year’s event advertising.
On behalf of Pakenham WI have a great Christmas and a wonderful of New Year.

Mary S Kirby