Spring into Summer Lunch ... and more!

The special spring menu fare started off a great afternoon for a packed house who came also to hear about wood-carving and to get fresh gardening tips

There was so much activity and a full house for the Spring Lunch... a fellow just had to find a quiet spot with his buddy
There was so much activity and a full house for the Spring Lunch... a fellow just had to find a quiet spot with his buddy

Spring may be slow in arriving but the Spring into Summer Lunch and featured demonstrations were a great way to keep encouraging Spring and to get us thinking finally about Summer. It was a packed house with nearly 60 folks from the local community plus the church and community volunteers. And the menu fit right in the beckoning on the warmer seasons: juicy, generously-sliced chicken breast with a fresh salad accompanied by home-made potato salad and a tasty croissant. Lovely!

The proceeds of parish events support the ministry and outreach of the parish. At the Spring into Summer Lunch, there was a special draw in support of Cameron House in Peterborough which is one of the projects that the people of St Matthew - St Aidan support. Cameron House is an agency that offers emergency and short-term shelter for women.

An added feature at this year's spring lunch event was the Buckhorn Carvers who provided information about wood-carving and about their group. They also displayed examples of their craftsmanship and answered questions about carving.

Once again Vikki, from Griffin Greenhouses, returned to give another one of her ever-popular and lively demonstrations on how to get the gardens ready for spring and summer. Vikki shared a wealth of knowledge and tips about what to plant, when to plant, and how to care properly for plants as the season progresses. Vikki is amazing! Our most sincere thanks and gratitude for her generosity of taking time to be with us.

Thanks also to the Buckhorn Carvers. Very special thanks to volunteers from the local community who assisted our parish volunteers. The table service was superb and quick. Thanks to Marion and the parish team who prepared the lovely lunch and decorated the parish hall to be a harbinger for springing into summer.

Blessings and thanks to all who attended. We hope you had a great time, enjoyed the food and learned some useful tips for your gardening.

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