Grapevine - 22 August 2018

Thursday, 23 August 2018

A big thank you to all those who have contributed time, made donations and attended many village events before, during and since the building of the new Village Community Hall; especially those who clean, tidy, place flowers and replace books often without any reward, other than being a member of the village community.

Current News

Wetheral Village Fete was a great day enjoyed by many.  Over £2000 was raised.  Very many thanks to Hilary Keers and her team.  A wonderful finale and testament to all the work and organisation Hilary has put in over many years.

It was great to see so many families at the Wetheral Family Party, dancing to the lively music of The times there were three generations of families on the floor at one time.  Money raised from this event will go towards a new family Petanque/Boules pitch on the Wetheral Playing Field.

Following the automation of the entrance doors, the WCA are pleased to say that the sound quality in the main Hall has now been improved with additional baffles.  Another grant-funded project is the replacement of the ill-fitting fire doors in the Main Hall as well as the small Hall/playgroup room.  This will happen soon!

As from the 1st August, the Community Hall bar has been outsourced and will now be run by the licensee Julie Musgrove of ‘The Greyhound’, Cotehill.

IMPORTANT VILLAGE DATES!....and not to be missed!

Saturday 8th September.  The Wetheral 56th Annual Show will be held in the Village Hall. Admission to show £1.00 Adults: 50p Children. All entries and exhibits may be staged on the Saturday at 9.30am -11.45am and Friday 7th 6.30 pm-7.30pm.  Do make sure you check your schedule, which has been delivered to every home in the village.  If you still need to check your entries for different classes, please contact Sue Oliver 560885.

Saturday 29th September 7.30pm - The Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl. This is a Highlights professional performance by a Canadian acclaimed performer, Rebecca Parry, who ‘plays over 30 characters with superb acting, spot-on comedic timing and pitch perfect singing’. Something for everyone I’d say! An engaging and animated evening is promised. Watch out for posters around the village. Tickets £10.00 information and booking: Celia Diggle 561176

And Don’t Forget

Saturday 24th November. The Wetheral Village Christmas Fayre.  All sorts of wonderful things to see at this event- whilst sharing time with friends and neighbours.  For more information: Annette Oxley 561805.

Saturday 8th December 3pm. The Squashbox Theatre presents The Christmassy Christmas Show. Another Highlights Show, this time for families. Seasonal surprises: puppets, songs, quizzes and comedy, silly slapstick, tall tales and fantastic facts.  More information: Sylvia Walton 560063 or Celia Diggle 561176