Country show was the best yet

WHIST – Results of the whist drive held at Wragby Town Hall on Friday, December 9, were: 1st lady Mrs S Collins, 2nd lady Mrs M Smith, 3rd lady Miss E Hotchin; 1st gent Mrs A Hodgson, 2nd gent Mr R King, 3rd gent Mr K Christie and Mr E Taylor; most 3s and 7s – lady Mrs L Swift; lowest 2nd half, gent – Mr H Shepherd; miniature – Mr M Swift and Mrs M Smith.

SCHOOL – Members of the Wragby Primary School PTA organised a Christmas Fayre on Thursday, December 9.

There were lots of festive stalls, attractions and games, many organised by the pupils, and the well-supported event raised in excess of £480 for school funds.

Thanks go to all helpers and to those who attended.

FAYRE – Members of the Wragby Show and Country Fayre committee held their AGM at Wragby Library, 15 people attending.

Chairman Jack Machin said that, in all his years with the Wragby Show, he had never ceased to be amazed at the effort the committee seemed to come up with.

He said every show just gets better and better and this one, he felt, was the best.

There was something for everyone with more than 100 trade stands and so many adverts the free programme was extended to 96 pages.

The crowds flocked in, but by noon the rain started and put a dampener on the proceedings – so much so that the last class of show jumping had to be cancelled.

Feedback revealed that most of the spectators enjoyed the main ring attractions of eagles and vultures and the motorcycle stunt team.

Jack thanked all who made the day a great success, including Hugh Bourn and family for the use of the field, president Mike Perkins and vice-presidents Joan Bruntlett and Eileen Rushby, and the committee, judges, stewards and many background helpers.

Treasurer Janet Greenfield said gate takings were down by £1,948, but advertising in the programme increased by £1,177, helping to offset the loss.

The bank balances now stand at: current account £13,760.42; deposit account £9,598.70, total in bank £23,359.12.

There were two resignations.

Lynn Strydom compiled revised paperwork and was happy to help in the secretary’s tent on show day, and Sandra Meakin has work commitments but is available to be dog show steward.

There were three new members proposed: Lynne af Rosenborg, Sarah Russon and Keith Millard.

All were proposed and accepted.

RAINBOWS – Members of the 1st Wragby Rainbows concluded their term with the annual Christmas party held at Rand Farm Park by kind permission of Kay and Richard Waring.

This year they were joined by the Rainbows from Market Rasen, and a really great time was had by all.

After seeing the animals, the girls had a picnic tea and a visit from Santa before going into the play barn – a very popular part of the evening.

Wragby Rainbows have had a very busy term.

They have taken part in many challenge badges, welcomed four new members, and enjoyed lots of craft activities and fun.

As the term drew to a close, the girls, over a three-week period made Christmas cakes. Quite a challenge, but very successful thanks to unit guider Roz Wiltshire who looked after the project.

The girls will resume their weekly meetings on Monday, January 9, with a new and full programme which will be working for challenge badges to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, along with so much more.

There are a few places available, and for more information please contact Andrea Ward on 01673 858302.

The Rainbows is open to all girls aged five-seven – or put your daughter’s name on the waiting list to ensure a place.