Colmonell WRI toasts 87th birthday

President Nancy Agnew welcomed everyone to Colmonell WRI’s 87th birthday party on Wednesday 12 March which was held in the Boars Head.

Nancy expressed on behalf of members, the sad loss of loyal rural member Valerie Hirst from Barrhill.

A delicious buffet was enjoyed and followed by tea and coffee served with a slice of birthday cake baked my Mrs Janet McGradey.

Raffle tickets for the Federation Show were handed round and tickets to be returned at next month’s meeting in April.

Menu’s were distributed to choose the hotel for dinner for the summer outing to Stirling, which will be held at the King Robert Hotel in Bannockburn.

Mrs Helen Allan from the Boars Head Hotel judged the evening competition.

Winners: Flower of the Month:

1st Margaret Robertson. 2nd Anna Ferguson. 3 Elma Lambie.

The ladies were divided into groups for a quiz organised by Nancy, which was won by team members: Tricia McIlwraith, Ann Robertson, Irene Wilson, Kathy Walker, Pauline Wood and Elma Lambie.

Each group was to choose a name for their team which was judged by Helen Allan and the winners were the Head Bangers who also won the quiz.

Nancy thanked the staff at the Boars Head for the buffet and Janet McGradey for the delicioius birthday cake.

Next month’s meeting is on Wednesday 9th April with guest Janet Cousar making tray bakes.

Competitions: 1. Four squares of fudge. 2. Hand addressed envelope- address given.