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The Anchor Boys have been busy this month preparing for Anchor Boy Fun Day — a great day of games, craft, songs and stories. It also features the famous Anchor Boy frieze! You may recall that the 2nd Alton won this competition last year. The theme this year is the "Miracles of Jesus" and we have chosen to do the Feeding of the 5,000.

The most difficult part of the frieze is the "putting together" bit! All the individual parts are made and kept in my house till it is time to fit them together and transport it to Fleet for the day hoping that none of the essential bits fall off on the way! If it survives the day you may see it up in the church at some point!

On a more serious note we are really struggling for staff for the Anchor Boys. At the moment we only have five Boys but as the session moves on we hope to recruit more. (Do let me know if you know of any Boy aged 5 to 8.) Judy Nicholls retired at the end of last session and for a while the Junior Section Staff ran both sections together, but as numbers grew it got more difficult, and I am here as "caretaker" until someone else comes forward!

I have been very pleased to receive several offers of help on a periodic basis, but these Boys do need continuity and commitment from a leader. We are looking for someone who is prepared to commit to regular Friday sessions from 6pm-7.30pm. Good training and support is offered and there are ex- members of staff who can help you to settle in to Anchor Boys (and who will also be willing to come out of "Retirement" to help occasionally!). Please give this matter prayerful thought — might this be YOU? Or perhaps you know of someone who might be able to offer their time to this most worth- while activity.

Christine Allan, Officer in Charge (acting!)

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