For the Senior Citizens Xmas lunch held on Saturday 2nd December. More than 30 of our more senior residents, were thoroughly well fed and watered at this annual gathering. A glass of bubbly on hand for all as they arrived, following by a full 3 course lunch (with wine of course!) finished off by a medley of Christmas songs and carols, delightfully sung by more than twenty members of the High Ash Choir. As a parting gift, all diners were provided with a seasonal Poinsettia plant. Much thanks must go to the large band of volunteers who helped out on the day. We must also reserve special thanks to Tesco’s Bletchley who kindly donated so much of the food and Costco’s Milton Keynes who also provided a most helpful monetary donation.
The quiz night held at the Community Centre on the evening of Saturday 30th September was a thoroughly enjoyable event. Some eight teams took part, and everyone enjoyed a complimentary drink on arrival, followed by an evening of table drink service, a splendid Chilli or frankfurter meal along with side plates of chips. Over the ten rounds of questions which also included a picture round, the ‘Tyrells Tyrants’ proved the most successful team of the evening – who knew a gathering of Hedgehogs is known as an Array – Well ‘Tyrells Tyrants’ did!! To round off the evening a highly amusing and entertaining round of ‘Play Your Cards Right’ took place.
The Car Treasure Hunt held on Sunday 2nd July turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable event. Some 14 cars were entered. With a list of clues, riddles and with treasure to be collected, the cars set off at 5 minute intervals for what should have been a 25-mile round trip (some travelled many miles longer!!), taking in Old Linslade, Heath and Reach, Woburn, Aspley Guise and a return via Frost's Garden Centre and the southerly edges of Milton Keynes. Once back a refreshing bar and BBQ awaited. The Humphreys family were victorious on the day, securing the winners wreath and a bottle of bubbly, but we're still trying to work out the meaning behind their team name the “PWOOGAHOOMPHTAMAS”
On the afternoon of Saturday the 7th July, the new circular banqueting tables were rolled out and bedecked with white tablecloths and dark blue toppers to create a luxurious feel to this event. Three tiered cake stands were groaning under the weight of the crustless sandwiches and fine cakes along with scones, jam and clotted cream, All washed down with a glass of Proseco on arrival and as many cups of tea or coffee that you desired. This event was totally sponsored by the Community Association.