It is a tradition, 68 years old, that the Rotary Clb of Witham invites seniors from the town to a tea party a few days before Christmas. Besides tea, sandwiches, rolls, cake and mince pies, there is a chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones and to enjoy the entertainment and even try singing along to old Vera lynne favourites and carols.
In 2019 the seniors had all the usual fun of the tea - crackers and silly jokes, sanwiches, cakes, mince pies and so on. Children from Howbridge Junior School performed Dickens' Christmas Carol and a small band played a range of jazz clasics. But this was to be the last party for a couple of years.
For 2020 we had hoped to have another tea party but the covid-19 regulations did not permit the tea to go ahead. We did promise a Spring or even a Summer Strawberry Tea Party but covid regulations squashed these too and other events of 2020 but we hope we can organise a Christmas tea party for 2021
We really hope that the Christmas Tea Party does not have to be postponed again for 2021 - or else we might have to have a virtual party where you could sing along to yourself and try to guess the answers to your own one-liners.
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For 68 years seniors living in Witham have come to a tea party given by the Rotary Club of Witham. Unfortunately we had to cancel the Party for 2020 because of the covid-19 but hope for some similar event in 2021.more