Graham Smith

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Sparkle and Fizz: a pre-Christmas shopping event in aid of Killinghall Preschool today, Thursday, November 7 at 7pm in Killinghall Village Hall. Smellies, jewellery, chutneys, fruit liqueurs and Christmas gifts. There will be a bar and a raffle. Tickets £5 including nibbles and a glass of fizz are available on the door or from Claire 500392.

Light Lunches: will once again be on offer at the village hall on Saturday, November 9 when the team of volunteers will be putting on another range of tasty treats from noon for their regular supporters and any residents or visitors wanting a welcome break in the traditional and friendly atmosphere of the small hall. This event will be the last in the team’s busy 2013 calendar as they plan to take a well earned break. However, they will be back on Saturday, March 8 when they hope to see as many of their regular and new customers as possible as they continue with their fund raising campaign for the village hall’s heating fund.

Although, as many residents have probably already heard, a new heating system was installed during the summer the work had to be done much sooner than planned due to professional advice that the existing system, which had been giving problems for some time, would not last throughout the colder months. Faced by such a dilemma the village hall committee took the decision to use some of the hall’s maintenance account money to make up the shortfall in the heating fund budget with the intention to replace what was needed by continuing to try and raise money through such activities as the light lunches and the monthly quiz.

Monthly Quiz: is being held as usual at 7.45pm in the village hall on the second Tuesday of the month, November 12. There will be the usual mix of questions for the enjoyment of local quiz fans. Entry fee is £3 and competitors will have the chance to win a cash prize of £20.

The Village Hall hosts Remembrance Day reception: as in previous years, volunteer members of the village hall’s catering team will be offering tea, coffee and home made biscuits for those residents and visitors involved in Killinghall’s Remembrance Day celebrations on Sunday 10 November following the traditional wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial.

Church services: Sunday, November 10 St Thomas the Apostle 10am Remembrance Service. Killinghall Methodist Church 10am United Service at St Thomas’s. 6.30pm At Hampsthwaite.