By Joy Ridgewell
THE West Tilbury 72nd Birthday Party went with a swing President Margaret Clamp invited guests from Institutes in the Thames Group who joined members for the evening to join us in singing Jerusalem before sitting down to an excellent buffet prepared by the members.
The tables were decorated in pink and white and with poses of wild flowers that were displayed for decoration, looked lovely.
Tonight was also a celebration of member Dorothy Hawes ninetieth birthday, Dorothy was presented with a fun balloon and cards while everyone sang Happy Birthday.
Our entertainer was Kay Cecil well known for singing in Care homes and OAP complexes, Kay a great personality sang songs that had everyone joining in and then dancing to her melodies, from jigging to line dancing she had everyone having a great time. Each person had a free raffle ticket for a surprise present given by Jane Woodman who was also celebrating her eightieth birthday.
This was won by Denise Bain a visitor from North Stifford WI. Other raffle prizes were won by Rose Phillips, Niki Nunn, Iris Crane, and visitors Jackie Harrington, Geraldine Riddles and Betty Heacock.
Many thanks to Sally Hawker, who did a grand job of washing up.
Next Meeting: At West Tilbury Village hall is on August 6th 2013 at 7pm -9-30pm
Speaker: Ian Kirby ‘Burnham Boy’
Any ladies who would like to join us will be most welcome.