Alton Webteam: March 2018
On a wet and dreary Saturday afternoon in January we were transported to the sunshine and glorious scenery of Italy in the Maggie Smith film "My House in Umbria." Grateful thanks are due to Liz for giving up her Saturday to operate all the technical stuff — and to Jacob for spending the morning making sure everything would run smoothly in the afternoon.
At our February meeting Rachel Sturt joined us to talk about the training and career path that led up to her decision to apply for the role of Anna Chaplain. We learned of the very varied aspects of the role — many of them definitely requiring a sense of humour!
Our next meeting is on 17th March at church then, on 28th April, we hope to take everyone to Forest Lodge for the afternoon. Can you help us with transport? More and more of our members now need to take their walkers with them in order to feel secure when out and about and this has implications for the number of cars required. If you can offer a lift, please speak to Judy or Janet.
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Harvest Celebrations began on Saturday evening when folk from the Parish of the Resurrection joined Alton Methodist Church at the annual Harvest Supper. Thanks to the catering team all enjoyed an excellent meal. The Quiz Master organised several quizzes to strain the brain followed by a little more lighthearted entertainment with a couple of cartoons. The evening was rounded off with a thought...
When the Anchor Boys and Juniors of 2nd Alton Boys' Brigade met on Friday, they were thinking about Harvest, but more particularly about those who did not have enough to eat. They had all brought along food donations, and Ian Dane from Alton Food Bank was there to receive them.He told them about the work of the Food Bank in the town, and then set then the challenge of finding the "Best...
Great fun was had at the Animal Encounter! Unusual animals, good food, good company and fun activities.A participant wrote: "I wish to express my most sincere thanks to all those concerned in making my day on 7th August — such a memorable occasion. The lady who brought the animals was a joy to listen to and I would never have believed I could hold each one except the snail and the...