Festive afternoon making Christmas Wreaths

What better way to get into the spirit of Christmas than to be taught how to make your own bespoke Christmas Wreath surrounded by friends, listening to carols and enjoying mulled wine and mince pies.  Everyone had such a great time, and the creations were amazing, even from those who protested they had no artistic ability!
 
A lot of preparation had gone into making the event run so smoothly, and 26 participants arrived to find all the equipment set out on tables, with holly, ivy and lots of other festive greenery in bags so that everyone could choose their own.  Dawn Roberts gave a demonstration, and then we allowed our imaginations to run wild, threading wire to hold the leaves in place, then using hot glue guns to add colourful additions, and tying bows and ribbons to enhance the wreaths.
 
Thanks to Randy Haunfelder who worked hard behind the bar, serving mulled wine. Thanks also to Steve and Libby Cox, Kathy Oxenham, Suzie Sinclair, and Paul Matthews. Special thanks must go to Dawn Roberts, who organised the event, did the demonstration and judged the winners, so congratulations to Dawn for another successful event!
 
The three winners were Gemma Rowlands, Caroline Newborn and Libby Cox. 
 
The Court Renewal Fund benefited by having a whopping £405 added to it, which was a fantastic result, and the Fund now stands at £7.7k.  Thank you to all who supported us.

PS.  Please return secateurs and yellow plastic trug to the office if you accidentally took them home.

Write up by Tricia Smith