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For the July meeting members were invited to the garden of member, Monica Marsh with a touch of memories of World War One when some ladies wore attire of the time. The Roll Call was a flower. Members were informed of a Fashion Show on Friday 13th March next year. They were also asked for help when members will be hosting a Coffee Morning for the MacMillan Nurses. This will be in Sturton Village Hall on Friday 26th September. A most enjoyable tea of jelly and fruit with home-made cake had been prepared by members of the committee. The raffle was won by Jeanne Ingamells and the competition for a fan was won by Doreen Hancock and Janet Cliff.

Evergreens

About 30 people attended and enjoyed the Garden Party at the home of Joan Wines when £115 was raised for Evergreens Funds. Strawberries and cream, cakes and tea were served. There are still some seats available for the Summer outing to Scarborough on Tuesday 12th August. Cost £10. It is open to everyone. If you would like to go contact Joan Tel. 01427 788084.

Farewell

On a very warm afternoon W.I. members gathered at the home of member, Wendy Holland, to say thankyou and farewell to Alison Brownlow who is moving to Kettlethorpe. Alison has been a hard working member of the W.I. for many years serving on various committees and holding several offices. She has organised the monthly walks and been a worthy contributor to the several prize-winning entries at the Lincolnshire Show as well as serving on the show committee. She will be greatly missed. Tributes were paid to Alison with a thank you poem written by Joan Wines, cards signed by all the members and a farewell cake made by Wendy. She was also given Garden Tokens to the value of £40 with many good wishes for the future.

Edward Bear Club

Toddlers and their carers held their end of term party in Sturton Village Hall when they shared in a short time of fellowship. Led by Sally-Ann Constable children joined in some action songs, a short time of prayer led by Jennie Thompson, and a story read by Sally-Ann.

History Society

The First World War was the theme of the Annual Open Day organised by the Sturton and Stow History Society.

Outside the hall stood a beautiful Model T Ford and inside was also a mini tank and a vintage bicycle. Entertainment including poetry, readings and familiar songs relating to the event was provided by members of A Touch of Class and guests, Loretta Rivett and Trisha Wingad. Later in the evening Geoff Convery entertained with several unaccompanied local folk songs before Terry Marker gave an illustrated talk entitled ‘An Overview of 1914’ giving a detailed account of the events leading up to the war and the early months of warfare until Christmas 1914. Refreshments were available throughout the day.

Family Worship

Was celebrated at Sturton Methodist Church with a specially prepared service to suit all ages. Led by David Justham the theme was listening and helping using the story of Mary and Martha which was read by Peta-Anne Mellor.

Songs accompanied by Christine Bowler at the piano included This is the day, Turn your eyes upon Jesus and As the deer pants. Coffee and a time of fellowship followed the service. The Family Worship on 24th August at 10.30am will be held at St Mary’s, Stow.

Market

The monthly market will be held in Sturton Village Hall on Saturday 2nd August between 10am and 12noon. Come and browse among the varied stalls or enjoy a bacon butty and a cup of coffee.