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Making corsages

THE March meeting of Airlie WRI saw Mrs Gloria Mitchell demonstrate the art of making corsages and button holes with silk flowers.

Competitions resulted as follows:- wedge of savoury tart – 1, Margaret Robertson; 2, Sheila Bruce, 3, Moira McColgan.

Pin cushion - 1, Janice Easson; 2, Margaret Robertson,; 3, Sheila Bruce.

Ice cream talk

Mrs Ann Fyfe, president, welcomed members to the March meeting of Padanaram WRI.

She introduced Michael Visocchi who gave an interesting talk and slide show on his family history and their successful ice cream making business.

Mrs Mary Train, who was hostess for the evening, gave a heartfelt vote of thanks. After supper business was discussed.

Competition results were as follows: Decorated Easter Egg - 1, Wilma Burnett; 2, Joyce Mitchell; 3, Margaret Mands; small jar of mackerel pate - 1, Joyce Mitchell; 2, Peggy Currie; 3, Margaret Mands.

Felt demonstration

THE guest at the monthly meeting of Northmuir WRI was Tessa Mendez, who gave members a very interesting demonstration of how to make felt.

She brought many examples of her work, ranging from large pictures and wall hangings to bags, scarves and even fascinators.

The competitions resulted as follows:- small jar of lemon curd - 1, Joan Brown; 2, June Archibald; 3, Mary Steele; gift wrapped parcel - 1, Linda Taylor; 2, Eileen Cramond; 3, Mary Steele.

Gardening talk

President Mrs Beth Laird welcomed members to the March meeting of Memus & Fern WRI.

She introduced Mrs Ann Webster from Ashbrook Nursery, Arbroath, who talked about the nursery and gave useful gardening hints to members.

The vote of thanks was given by Miss Ellis.

The competitions resulted as follows:- flower of the month – 1, Mrs Laird; 2, Mrs Craig; 3, Mrs Harvey; two potato scones – 1, Mrs Nicoll; 2, Miss F. Findlay; 3, Mrs Carle; pot plant – 1, Mrs Butterworth; 2, Mrs Creighton; 3, Mrs Farquharson.