Eckington WI’s October meeting was a Harvest Celebration. It was a members only evening where we enjoyed a Harvest Celebration Supper prepared by Helping Hands. A delicious two course meal taking advantage of locally sourced seasonal produce included a seasonal vegetable filo pie, with an alternative chicken in wine dish, followed by a seasonal fruit salad and superb apple pie. All very tasty and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. After the supper, we had a knock-out conker competition; an elimination game which ultimately led to a ‘one hit showdown’. Unfortunately after several rounds of successful knock-outs, there was no final one hit champion so the competition was drawn.

Business was kept to a minimum with members being reminded of our forthcoming Coffee Morning, Lunch and WITCH as well as details of other local and County events. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 1 November, 7.30pm with ‘Thoughtfully Wrapped’ with Alan Keech providing timely advice on how to wrap those awkward presents, and in particular bottle gifts. Visitors welcome £4 (bring a bottle to wrap along with gift paper if you want to follow his lead!)

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