Can you believe that the year has almost come to an end once again and here we are celebrating with all our friends at the Rayleigh Art Group’s Christmas Party.
Once again we hosted this event at the Todman Centre. We have found this to be the
better hall for the occasion and this year was no exception, especially as it was very well attended with some of our new members attending too, along with their friends, spouses
Our competition this year was a month of the year but they were only to be mounted and not framed, this was brilliantly
supported and we had 18 pictures with at least 12 of those each receiving one vote. Something that has never happened before occurred though, four of the paintings each got 4 votes and so in the end those 4 names were put into an envelope and just one was picked out. Val Belverstone won, well done Val.
As always, Annabel supplied us with a couple of table quizzes which we all attempted to complete throughout the evening whilst charging our glasses with juice or wine and sampling all the lovely food that had been brought in by everyone. These are always challenging to say the least but great fun and get people chatting.
This year we decided to play a party game and so we set up a Beetle Drive, many people said they had no idea how to play and just a few said that they had not played this game for many years, probably as children even. Well the hall went from a normal chatter level to laughter, chatter and the decibels went up much higher, just as though everyone was having a really good time. The dice seemed to jump from the tables to the floor many times and eventually we called time on the game after 4 rounds as our time was slipping away rapidly. The winner was Colin Mossman and the least amount of points were from Margaret Gould, both of these received a voucher for a facial compliments of one of our new members. Thank you for the vouchers and thank you all for joining in the game and making a fun evening. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year from all your Committee.
Report and photos courtesy Cathy Newton