Wragby

WHIST – Winners of the Christmas drive held in the town hall were: ladies – 1 Mrs L Swift, 2 Mrs J Tarver, 3 Mrs B Blades; gents – 1 Mr R King, 2 Mr D Taylor, 3 Mrs M Horton.

Most 3s and 7s went to Mrs P Taylor and lowest score was Miss V Stubbs.

BROWNIES – Members of the 1st Wragby Brownie Unit will be working towards the challenges to commemorate the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this term.

Last term was equally busy for the girls.

At the beginning of September, they were treated to a visit from Daren Wilson who took along his racing car; the girls were so excited when allowed to sit in it. He also showed them some of his racing videos.

Two successful evenings were spent at the Resource Centre/Library while the girls worked on the booklovers badge.

They also visited the new fire station as part of their Fire Safety Badge.

Towards the end of term, an astronomer visited and took the girls through the Stargazing badge.

And finally the Brownies rounded the term off with their annual visit to the Newton Close Community Rooms to entertain the residents, where Santa paid them a visit.

MUSIC GROUP – Held in the church every Thursday from 6.45pm-7.45pm, this group is open to all children who would like to sing or play an instrument.

Two experienced musicians, qualified in working with children, run the fun-packed evenings and it is FREE!

BRIGHT SPARKS – The Bright Sparks activity group, for children under five and their parents or carers, is held every Wednesday from 1.45pm to 3pm in the church.

The cost is 50p per family and there is lots to do – crafts, music, games and refreshments.

There is also equipment and toys for babies.

BELLS – If you have ever fancied having a go at handbell ringing, get along to the church on a Wednesday morning at 10.30am.

Sessions run most Wednesdays and everyone is very welcome to attend.

On the second Wednesday of the month at 11am and every Friday at 7.30pm, there is bell ringing in the church.

Complete beginners are welcome to go along and have a go.

FAMILY BINGO - The first get together of the year for the monthly sessions of family bingo in the town hall is this Saturday, January 15, with eyes down at 7.30pm.

There is the opportunity of winning good cash prizes for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Further information from Margaret Kane on 01673 858067 who organises the Family Bingo on behalf of Wragby Women’s Institute as their contribution to the hall’s upkeep.

Adult only Bingo is organised by Pat Steel every Thursday in aid of hall maintenance and all are welcome to attend.

MARKET SUCCESS - A new venture for fundraising in the town, a Victorian Christmas Market, proved to be very popular and while it was initially planned at the Turnor Arms, thanks to the hospitality offered by Mike and Zena, it grew and spread to the Adam and Eve too, where hospitality was provided by Phil and Diane, with proceeds of £265.65 going to the Town Hall Play Park refurbishing fund.

A very special visitor was Father Christmas, who took time out from his busy schedule to arrive by tractor, to the delight of the younger members in the crowd.

Local groups and organisations took the opportunity to boost their funds selling a variety of goods or running competitions and several of those present added to the old world atmosphere by wearing Victorian era dress.

Provisional plans are already being put in place for a repeat in 2012, so there is plenty of time to make the arrangements and add to the success of the first Victorian Christmas Market for Wragby.