THE August meeting of Kingsley Mothers' Union was the Garden Party held at Ley Field's Farm the home of Kathryn and Robert Clowes.
The event took place on a lovely summer's evening, the glorious sunshine providing a welcoming glow to the venue and enhancing the beauty of the garden.
The stalls were situated inside the house and also in the marquee on the lawn.
Tempting cakes included jam tarts, lemon biscuits, raspberry/fresh cream cakes and apple/mincemeat pies were sold on the cake stall. There were guess the weight of the cake and guess the height of the bottle competitions.
Delicious refreshments were served. Some guests decided to take their refreshments inside, while others opted for the swinging chair in the marquee.
The raffle had great prizes. A produce stall selling plants, free range eggs, red cabbage, marmalade and gooseberry jam was well received.
Stalls inside the marquee were wide ranging. A book stall had topics for everyone.
The ever popular tombola stall was a favourite with everyone. The fancy goods stall sold crocheted items, jewellery, candles and toiletries.
It was lovely to see Mothers' Union members from local branches supporting the garden party.
Guests of all ages were chatting over their refreshments and it was a good opportunity for the ladies and gentlemen to meet up with friends and family. The garden party raised funds for Mothers' Union charities. We would like to thank everyone for their support.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3rd September, 7.30p.m. at Churnet Meadows. The speaker will be the Reverend Mavis Allbutt.