■ O¯ tawhao-Takapau Women’s Institute:
Our Christmas meeting was held at the Takapau RSA with four guests, including two children who were very excited to see Santa. Drama and Garden Circle gave a donation to the Takapau Health centre for Christmas hampers for needy families in Takapau. It was a pot luck dinner and it always amazes me the different dishes everyone brings — certainly a scrumptious meal. Santa arrived and gave everyone a parcel and then gave out all the Secret Friend ones as well.
The raffle was won by Margaret Hobson. There was a Christmas trivia quiz as entertainment.
A happy meeting and everyone was wished a merry Christmas and a happy and safe holiday.