News from Kettlethorpe, Laughterton and Fenton

 After a very successful  Katherine Swynford Study Day at Kettlethorpe Church and a raft of visitors from all over the world on our Open Churches Weekend, we are busy preparing for our big summer event and hoping it will be as sunny as last year! 

St Peter and Paul’s at Kettlethorpe is combining with Newton School and St Peter’s Church in Newton for our Summer Fete, with lots of new attractions as well as our stalls, games, pony rides, great barbecue, cakes and delicious cream teas.  Children will have the opportunity to learn circus skills and enter the miniature garden competition, and there will be a raffle with a  £200 cash first prize (and many others exciting things to win!).  

Meanwhile everyone in our villages wants to say a special thank-you at their retirement in June to Colin and Jill Kyme for all the wonderful service they have given us running the Best Post Office Ever in Newton for so many years.  It’s been a miracle how you many different vital things you could find there and even more of a miracle that Colin and Jill could always instantly put their finger on them!  Thank goodness we are not losing both of them from the neighbourhood, nor Jill from our committees at Kettlethorpe or Colin from his wonderful playing of the organ at St Peter and Paul’s.

May was a very crafty month at the WI!  As well as a meeting of the Craft Group on May 14th, at our main meeting on May 21st, Gill Town (with her friend Jan) showed us greetings cards they had made and then provided each member with card and envelopes, backing shapes, ribbon, flowers and butterflies to create their own delightful examples.  

June is our garden month, when we will be meeting in a member’s garden in Kexby.  Please contact Moira on 01427717 if you would like to come to this or any other meeting.