MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY – HALLING ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

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HALARA Fancy Hat Parade June 2017, courtesy Jean Mattingly

HALARA’s Annual June Cream Tea turned into a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with members making and donning fancy hats.  A large cut-out figure of the Mad Hatter adorned the stage together with teapot bunting. Various images from Alice in Wonderland & balloons decorated the windows. The fun afternoon continued with excellent entertainment from keyboard musician and singer, Martin Piper.
 
As well as demolishing piles of scones, jam & cream members were able to take part in a raffle, visit the Bring & Buy stall and view the wonderful array of Art and Craft work produced by members.

 
The KENTARA Vice-Chairperson, Joan Rhodes and her husband, Les, attend the meeting and sang along with other members during the musical session.  Joan also judged the Best Hat Competition. 
Irene Maplesden won the ladies prize for her inspired round box of knitting wool complete with needles.  David Wooding won the men’s prize for his floral sprouting hat.  Ann Graves was the runner up with her rabbit in the cabbage patch hat.
   

Joyce Horton and Irene Maplesden June 2017, courtesy Joan Rhodes Vice Chair KENTARA and Andy Tatlow Chair of HALARA 2017Hat Competition winner Ann Graves June 2017

Hat Competition Winner David Wooding June 2017 HALARAEntertainer Martin Piper June 2017 courtesy Jean MattinglyAnn Seager and Pat Reed June17

 
If you are over 50, retired or semi-retired and you would like more details of how to join HALARA then contact 01634 716 049 or visit the website.

Photographs by Jean Mattingly & Carole Nunn.