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Stafford and surrounds - week beginning December 19

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: December 19, 2013

By Debbie Cooper and Peter Jones

Stafford and surrounds - week beginning December 19

ENTERTAINING EVENING . . . Rotarians perform the classic Frost report Class sketch with left to right John Ogbourne, Andy Compton and Mike Winkle

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ROTARY DINNER: 85 members and guests attended the Rotary Club of Stafford's annual Christmas get together which was held at the Brocton Golf Club on Wednesday December 11. Entertainment was provided by members of the club led by Senior Vice President Peter Jones and including President Helen Perren, junior vice president Mike Winkle, Ralph Cooke, John Ogbourne, Andy Compton and Peter Edgeller. accompanied by Anne Parkhill.


NEW YEAR’S EVE: A community event is being held on Tuesday December 31, open to all ages. The disco party begins at 7pm and will finish just after midnight. Participants can bring their own drinks, food, glasses, plates and cutlery. Entrance is £5 for adults and £2.50 for children, under 5’s free. Further information from Gary or Sarah Hall on 01785 289136 or 07539 215963.


VILLAGE HALL: The hall will be open on Friday and Saturday for a Christmas café when hot dogs and hot drinks will be served. Visitors are welcome to park free to view the lights switch on. John Daniels will be entertaining the villagers again on New Year’s Eve in the hall. Tickets are £12 each from Peter Skelson on 01785 780564. Participants can bring their own drinks.


METHODIST CHURCH: René and Sheila Lamisère will be holding an Open House today to visitors at St Ives Close from 10am to 12 noon, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, and from 7pm to 9pm when refreshments will be available. A Christmas Coffee Morning is being held on Saturday at the home of Jean and Jay Harrison at Overhill Road from 10am to 12 noon. There will be coffee, mince pies, mulled wine, raffle and lucky dip. Proceeds to the Proteus Family Network UK, a support group for families living with a rare genetic condition. There is also a Nativity Exhibition at the church on Saturday from 11am to 3pm which includes displays created by local school children’s. Refreshments available, book stall and craft area. A nativity service takes place at 10am on Sunday and an evening carol service with Reverend Nathan Falla will be at 6.30pm. The Christmas Treasure House is on Christmas Eve from 2pm to 4pm and Midnight Communion starts at 11.30pm.

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