A MEET – up of Two “Holiday at Home Groups”
The Stratford Group now in its 8th year enjoyed a theme this year entitled “Allsorts” which included two craft workshops “Making Christmas Decorations using Mosaics and Silk Painting Sun Catchers and amongst the 30 plus participants welcomed 11 new faces.
The Methodist Church Droitwich home now of Rev’d Robert and Joyce Powell who originated the first Holiday at Home here at Stratford held their first Holiday at Home Programme with a theme of “Canals and Rivers” which coincided with Holiday at Home the same week as the Stratford-upon-Avon Programme.
What better place to visit than Stratford so the group could partake of a summer morning cruise experience on the River Avon in keeping with their programme theme.
On the final day of both programmes the two groups met together here at The Methodist Centre in Stratford for an Afternoon Cream Tea sharing fun and conversation and a sing a long together with music provided by “The Sunnyside’s” a locally formed Community Group of 22 Ukulele Players aged from 60 Plus! who had also played at the recent Stratford River Festival.
Some 80 elders, volunteer helpers, and drivers shared a memorable Holiday afternoon.
Both groups had received small grants Droitwich from their Town Council and Stratford from Stratford Town Trust who also support “The Sunnysiders.
Report from David & Gillian Loader & Margaret Smith (Organisers)