Garden Party for Cowbit Senior
Citizens was a success!
3 years ago, I helped at the
first ever Christmas party for Cowbit seniors and was inspired to organise a garden party for them in the summer, with a traditional afternoon tea. As Andy and I have been
renovating “Oakleigh” since we moved in 6 years ago, it has been put off until we were finished. As we feel privileged enough to have a lovely big garden, it is crying out to be
Thankfully, the sun shone down on
us on Sunday 13th May, when 26 guests enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea on a beautiful May afternoon. After putting out a plea for bakers on the village Facebook page, we were
inundated with offers! Many thanks to all those villagers who baked or made a contribution. The tiered cake stands on each table looked fabulous!
Whilst guests chatted to friends
they hadn’t seen in a while and reminisced about “this old house”, they were entertained with a variety of tunes from the 40’s upwards, played by Holbech Brass Band. 25 members in fact! I’m
sure many villagers on Stonegate were able to enjoy those sounds from their gardens too! Many thanks to Chris Elliotts’s business for sponsoring the Band.
We would like to thank so many
people for all their help to make the afternoon such a success:
The Village Hall Social Events
Committee, members of St. Mary’s Church, and other “Cowbiteers”, all helped us to pull together as a community. Thanks to all those who used their braun to transport the tables and
chairs from the Hall, the waitressing, sandwich makers, cake bakers, washer-uppers, and drivers to enable all those with mobility problems to be transported.
Thanks to Gerald for tidying up the
front garden to look lovely and to all our helpers who weeded, transported, served and washed up. Thanks to Colin for providing the tea, coffee and table cloths and to Helen Holmes
for making the beautiful flower table decorations.
All in all, a great community social
event, so with your help, Cowbit, we hope to do the same next year!
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