Christmas came to Tinonee Memorial Hall for Wingham Probus Club luncheon

Christmas fare: Wingham Probus member Shirley with the lucky door basket devoid of its goodies after they had all been won.

Christmas fare: Wingham Probus member Shirley with the lucky door basket devoid of its goodies after they had all been won.

Tinonee Memorial Hall Committee hosted 36 members and guests of Wingham Probus Club for their 2019 Christmas in July luncheon on July 10, at the hall.

Members decorated the tables and hall with Christmas trees decked with flashing lights. They even had really holly with some red berries. The tables were decorated with Christmas serviettes, bon-bons, red and green table runners and candles, all adding to the festive atmosphere.

Probus Clubs Xmas in July.

Probus Clubs Xmas in July.

Probus members began arriving about 10.30am and were greeted with a cuppa and some yummy slices after which two Christmas trivia rounds were run by quiz mistress yours truly before lunch. This had the brains working overtime, however one table of seven got all 18 right in the first quiz and all 25 in the second correct.

After a tasty traditional baked lunch followed by Christmas Pudding and custard, a lucky door prize draw was conducted by Probus member Maureen Mears with some happy winners especially those who had missed out on the trivia prizes.

To round off the day a very Australian trivia quiz, which most managed to get correct, and a slightly harder one.

Dutch Auction

There is a Dutch Auction at Wingham Uniting Church Hall this Saturday, July 20, from 1.30pm, with an entry fee of $5. This includes a scrumptious afternoon tea with lots of prizes such as fruit trays, cakes and much more. A trading table with hand sewn articles and potted plants will also operate. Tickets for the auction will cost $1 per book.

Probus members start to gather for their Christmas in July dinner at Tinonee Memorial Hall.

Probus members start to gather for their Christmas in July dinner at Tinonee Memorial Hall.

Ten per cent of funds raised will be donated to Street Reach which operates in and around Wingham. For more details contact Mary: 6553 0316.

Park fence finished

The new fence around Horace Dean Memorial Park Tinonee has been painted white thanks to the Midcoast Council workers. The fence replaced an older version dating back some 40-plus years. Hopefully this one will last as long, if not longer.

Orchid nursery open days

Tinonee Orchid Nursery's annual Open Days were at the weekend. Well done to owner Ray Clement and his team who have been opening the nursery for many years to show these exotic blooms and help growers with advice on how to get the best from their own plants.

Bishop visits Wingham Anglican Parish

Wingham Anglicans will welcome Bishop Peter this Sunday, July 21, when he visits Tinonee and Wingham churches for the regular worship services. It has been some time since the Bishop has come to the area and it is hoped parishioners will come along and speak with him.

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