Avon Dassett Xmas Celebration, St Joseph’s 16 December
We’re looking for singers and young musicians to take part again this year. We’ll have some rehearsals in The Reading Room and circulate details and You Tube links etc if you can’t make it to all the meetings. We’ve got a few instruments to share if you haven’t got your own. We’d also like some adults to have a go at The Coventry Carol.. interested?.. ring Sue 07766259497 or drop into the Yew Tree on Wednesday 7th November at 6pm
The Yew Tree pub is currently open on Mondays to Saturdays, 5-11 pm and on Sundays 12-8 pm. No food is being served at present.
On Fridays and Saturdays, Happy Hour is from 5-7 pm with ale and Carling at £3.20 per pint and a glass of house wine £4.
On Sunday 4th November there will be sparklers, mulled wine and mince pies to celebrate Bonfire Night.
On Sunday 11th November join the village at the war memorial for a special Remembrance Day service commemorating especially the end of WWI, followed by drinks and an exhibition in the Yew Tree.
This year’s Remembrance Day Service, which coincides with the centenary of the signing of the armistice which ended World War I, will take place at the War Memorial on Sunday 11 November at 1300 hours.
The service will be led by Revd Nicki Chatterton. As well as the reading of the roll of honour, there will further details of the three men from the village who lost their lives in World War I and a reading of all the village men who fought in the war which was found in the Parish Council minutes for 1919 (research from Avon Dassett Local History group)
£4,127 was raised by this year’s Dassett Country Show. £2,063.50 is split 50/50% between McMillan Cancer Support and Helen and Douglas House. The remainder is available for local projects and groups and village events.
Applications were received from the following organisations and the donations noted below were discussed:
- Fenny Compton Scouts to help with the cost of buying and replacing
equipment for the growing troupe – £600
- The Explorers to help the with the cost of replacing tents in support of The Duke of Edinburgh Awards – £250
- Fenny Compton Church towards the cost of repairs following the theft of lead from the church roof – £600
- Avon Dassett Gardening club for speakers – £250
- Avon Dassett Charities to replace the fete field gate posts – £200
Total £1,900 with £400 in reserve.
Full details maybe found in the minutes: https://www.avondassett.com/clubs-groups/dassett-country-show/dassett-country-show-minutes/
Next year’s show will be on 3rd August 2019.
Kieran O’Halloran, clinical director at Avonvale Veterinary Centres is urging dog owners to be ‘alert and vigilant’ to the threat of seasonal canine illness (SCI). There have been seven identified cases of SCI across Warwickshire including Southam. The exact cause of SCI is unknown but dogs become ill with vomiting, diarrhoea and lethargy within three days of being walked in woodland. It is a disease found in dogs in autumn and if untreated can be fatal.
If your dog is showing symptoms please contact your vet immediately as it can become severe very quickly and some dogs do not survive.
A message from Deb Watts – our awesome local fundraiser. Well done Deb and team!
Thanks to everyone who contributed, helped out, enjoyed coffee and cake, and especially to Jenny for letting us turn the regular village coffee morning into a fundraiser for Macmillan.
The “Biscuits & Coffee Mugs Gift Set” prize was won by David Hicks who’s guess was the nearest on the “weight of the cake” game poster.
A total of £93.89 was raised to go towards the great work done by Macmillan Cancer Support.
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Wednesday 3rd October – The Reading Room, Avon Dassett – 11am to 1pm
Our regular monthly coffee morning is having a Macmillan mini make-over.
Come and enjoy Coffee/tea and cake, and tombola, bric-a-brac/books and
Macmillan’s poster game “Guess the weight of the cake”.
Hope to see you there
If you’re unable to come but would still like to support this worthy cause,
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