“Best party yet!” With the exception of during the Covid 19 pandemic, we’ve said that every year, and it was certainly true of the 2024 event. Sixty brave souls ventured out into the freezing cold night air, looking forward to the evening’s programme of events.
Welcome drinks were followed by a fabulous cold buffet, once again supplied by Lesley’s Kitchen. Carol’s two fiendish quizzes and Pat W’s Plant ID quiz tested our wits, Anne G’s table being runaway overall quiz winners with a score of 41 points. Prizes were awarded to Wendy McCarthy and Caroline Blaker for their most attractive table decorations on a theme of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Jacky Holt’s magnificent “Eiffel Tower” sadly only just exceeded the height restriction for a table decoration but earned a bonus prize for artistic excellence. The raffle raised an amazing £150, which has been donated to One Garden, Brighton’s Palm House Appeal. First prize in the raffle, a “Shopping Basket” full of useful products plus a bottle of Champagne was won by quiz-setter Carol. Special thanks to Lesley’s Kitchen for the delicious buffet, Carol for her quizzes, Leila for a terrific selection of raffle prizes, Marion for hosting the event and all the Committee for organising such an enjoyable evening.

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