Gardeners and Guiding
Gardening club - There was a good attendance at the annual general meeting of the Community Gardening Club, which got off to an encouraging start with new members enrolling for the coming year.
Committee members Pat Hickey, Margaret Newland and Gill Harkness wished to stand down and Pat Clifford, Carol Harman and John Bird were elected.
Together with chairman Mike Harman, Carole Watts and Eileen Berry will make up the new committee for the coming year.
With business concluded, speaker Kathy Dunn, a first responder for the Fire and Rescue Service at Wragby, was introduced.
She gave an interesting and informative talk and demonstration on first aid in an emergency, together with gardening safety.
Using a model to illustrate the procedure, she gave helpful advice before inviting members to try for themselves.
Guiding - Every year, a trophy donated by Bob and the late Pauline Rhodes, of Wragby, is presented to a Rainbow, Brownie and Guide.
The trophy is in memory of their late daughter, Jean Thompson, who herself had been involved in Guiding.
It is not awarded to a girl who gains the most badges or is good at everything, but to a girl who, in the words inscribed on the trophy, shows “individual merit work of the Girl Guide movement in Wragby”.
This year’s trophy was presented to the girls by Marie Rhodes, daughter-in-law of Bob Rhodes, who was accompanied by her granddaughter, Caitlin Till, a member of the Wragby Rainbow Unit.
It was a difficult task to select one winner from each unit, but the lucky girls were: Rainbows – Imogen Joyce; Brownies – Ellie Weaving and Evie Sadler; Guides – Lorna Garrill.
Lorna has recently achieved her camp permit award, but she will be taking some time out over the next year to concentrate on school work.