Christmas party

Friday, December 11th 2009

Last night was the Foxglove Christmas party at Wathgill which was well attended as you can see in the first photo. Over fifty Friends and Volunteers celebrated the seventeenth Christmas since the reserve was first discovered!

Volunteers at the Christmas party

Throughout the night there was lots of fun including several quizes (thank you to Jack for providing these) and a raffle with some amazing prizes (thank you to everyone for donating them and to Stan and Amy for putting together the hampers and selling the tickets).

Christmas cake

A highlight was a musical interlude by Tony who played the electronic bagipes. Thank you to Tony for this and for organising the food and venue too. Thanks must also go to the chefs, waitresses and kitchen staff who all worked so hard to look after us all and provided a fantastic meal.

The only disappointment was the lack of photographs entered in our photography competition. However, the ones entered were of a very high quality. Beryl, Elizabeth and Tom all won a category and Elizabeth was the overall winner and is now the proud owner of Marion's superb Christmas cake. The winning photo was of a view centred on the tree-top hide and was taken only yesterday! The still conditions meant a beautiful reflection of the hide in the water.

Elizabeth with her photo and prize

Here you can see Elizabeth with her photo and prize, well done Elizabeth!

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