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Three Professionals - a Narrator, a Violinist and a Cellist captivated a full house at the Community Centre on Sunday April 2nd 2023.
‘Once upon a time’. The hall fell silent.
The stories were skilfully embroidered and enhanced by the musicians: the audience were giving them their full attention. These stories, which perhaps took us back to our childhood stole upon us, word for word, note for note, pointing to truths which may be allusive. Fact and fantasy became mixed and not all stories told, like life itself, ended ‘happily ever after’.
The audience, some of whom came from afar to hear this highly talented group, left with much to ponder after such a production.
Our thanks particularly to Helen McGarrigle, for organising such an evening for us and for all those who helped on the day to make the evening such a success.
Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside quiz
Thanks to all who took part in the latest church quiz which raised £306. If you would like the answers please contact Helen on 812852
Spring 2023 Bi-Annual Litter Pick
T’was a dreary cold morning in early April that a merry band of nearly 20 youthful; and not so youthful, villagers set off with pickers and bags to cleanse the highways and byways of Greetham.
After a many happy hour of mirth and jollity we are delighted to say the village is now cleansed of the Winter excesses of McDonald burger wrappers and Red Bull cans!
It is good to report that the majority of the area was relatively clean and unspoilt with only a couple of black spots where the bulk of the discarded litter and other items were collected.
'Greetham Parish Council is giving away free blue bin bags to those who can guess the two black spots.??!! Those correctly naming Wood Lane and the Community Centre car park will also receive a pair of standard issue litter pickers!
Seriously though, we would ask those responsible to take more care and take your litter home with you. It may make your own car or van or lorry a bit untidy for a little while, but just think of the fun you can have emptying your own muck into your own bin at your own home.
And just think of the joy you will give to the remaining socially aware and community friendly public in not seeing your mess ruining the joys of the hedgerows and verges.
Now the fun bit, the ‘statistics’.
The following was collected on the morning of the clear up:
28 bags of rubbish,
2 fly tipped tyres,
1 x 50 litre plastic container half filled with a yellow liquid dumped on the verge of a well known lorry run,
1 kitchen stool,
2 broken road cones,
1 bike frame,
1 workstation chair (from someone who has given up working from home?)
Could be the words to a well known Xmas Carol.
Anyway, I’m off to wash my hands now. Hopefully we may see more of you in September when we will coordinate another clean up. Keep looking for the date.
Greetham Comedy Night was held on Saturday 25th March 2023.
The evening again was a total success, with an audience of around 85 being treated to stand up comedy of great quality.
We would like to thank all the helpers for setting the hall up and then clearing everything away at the end of the evening, Katy for managing the door and raffle ticket sales and Jane D & Helen the food, Roly for the lend of his PA/speakers, Steve B drawing the raffle, Ollie the sound decks & music and finally the bar staff who had a very busy night!
The profits from the evening go towards the Community Centre tennis court upkeep.
Ticket Sales Profit £380
Raffle ticket Profit £204
Hot dog & Bacon roll sales profit £130.96 total £714.96 (excluding the bar profit)
Being able to pay into the Greetham Community Centre bank account for people to buy tickets by bacs transfer was certainly a great new feature for helping to get tickets sold.
Stephen Calnan, Organiser