The Institute's Annual Dinner
was held in Frenchies Restaurant, Clough on Monday, 14th January and was attended by a total of
members and their friends. This event marked the first meeting of Crossgar
W.I. in 2002. Members and guests were reminded by the President of some of
the changes which have occurred since the opening of the first institute
in 1932 at Garvagh. These changes included such things as the advent of
electricity and piped water which brought with them many labour saving
devices. In spite of the many changes since those early meetings the
"camaraderie" experienced by members has remained constant and
is the the hallmark of the W.I..
A delicious meal provided by Frenchies of Clough was enjoyed by all
and a very embarrassed chef was treated to a round of applause and a
hearty rendering of "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow"! Mrs
Harriet Brown of Ballygowan then provided a very humorous yet thought
-provoking hour of verse and entertainment.
The winners of the competition "best Irish proverb" were, first
Georgina Simpson, second Julie Neill, and third Sheila McKee. The birthday
girl was Edwina Marr.
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