It was party time for institute ladies

THE annual Christmas party meeting for the East Barkwith WI was a happy occasion, guests from neighbouring branches of the WI including Wragby, Hainton and District, Horsington and Bardney being entertained together with members of the Barkwith Group Over 60s Club.

There was a buffet supper and the Broadbent Singers presented a delightful programme of music and readings with a festive theme.

There were over 30 prizes in the raffle and, thanks to the generosity of members and guests, the proceeds for WI funds amounted to £134.

Mary Hoban and Yvonne Bryson, the hostesses for the evening, served cups of tea and coffee to the guests and the raffle tickets were sold by Julie Griffiths, Margery Smith and Rosarie Wright.