Christmas celebrations for SWRI members

December is when the Christmas party is traditionally held, but the Newburgh SWRI meeting still commenced with the president, Mrs Robertson, welcoming all to the meeting and conducting the business first.

The competitions were judged by special guest Mrs Lund, while members tried to guess, from childhood photographs, who they were now.

It was very difficult – even for those who went to school together.

The competitions were judged as follows:

A Jug of Punch - 1 Mrs S Shackleton; 2 Mrs R Moroney; 3 Mrs I Shewan.

A Christmas Card - 1 Mrs R Moroney; 2 Mrs M Chandler; 3 Mrs J Robertson.

A Small Table Decoration with Candle - 1 Mrs M Singer; 2 Mrs M Chandler; 3 Mrs J Robertson.

The members then sat down to a ‘Taste and Try’ Supper for which each lady attending had brought either a savoury or a sweet dish, and so a most delicious buffet was enjoyed by all, ending with cups of tea and mincemeat pies and truffles.

The evening was concluded with the singing of Christmas carols and Mrs Robertson wished everyone a Happy Christmas.

The next meeting will be take the form of a Members’ Night which will be held on January 6 at 7.30pm in Newburgh Public Hall.

Details about Newburgh SWRI can be obtained from the secretary, Margaret Singer on 01358 789634.

Helen Smillie, president, welcomed everyone to the Christmas meeting of Esslemont SWRI when members shared some festive mulled wine and mince pies.

This was followed by Margaret Grieve demonstrating how to make a Christmas table decoration - we all had the opportunity to make our own.

The competitions were judged and the winners were as follows:

Three mincemeat pies - 1 Annie Paterson; 2 Jean Winterbottom; 3 Anne Davidson.; best wrapped raffle prize - 1 Jean Winterbottom; 2 Linda Milne; 3 Lynne Copping.

This was followed by tea and the raffle.

The vote of thanks was given by Anne Davidson.

Mrs Helen Smillie wished all members a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

She also reminded all members of the Scots night on our next meeting which will take place in January.