KINGSWOOD VILLAGE ASSOCIATION


The KVA Senior Citizen's New Year's Eve Lunch

Start time was noon. By then more than 50 of the 85 guests had collected their greeting Sherry or Prosecco!  As they gently sipped, they enjoyed carols from Kingswood Play and Toddler group. At 1230 Roast Turkey with all the trimmings was served by two dozen KVA and Womens Institute members and helpers. There was no shortage of willing hands. Red, white and rose wine was on the table throughout. The dessert was unlimited ice cream from a glamorous cart. More entertainment followed, an excellent “Neil Diamond“ tribute then cheese, Port, coffee or tea and more Neil Diamond.

Throughout the lunch a paper quiz was in progress. A raffle raised £350, split equally between Playgroup and Dementia Connections. By the time of “Auld Lang Syne” nearly four hours enjoyment had passed.

All this was free. KVA`s fund raising during 2019 provided more than half the funds. Even so it would not have been possible without generous business support. Waitrose has been consistent since it opened its Chipping Sodbury branch. Accolade wines provided all the red wine and Prosecco, Renishaw the raffle prizes. Two village businesses, David Werrett Painting and Decorating and Jason Brady Construction funded the entertainer. The world-famous wildlife photographer, Iain Green, took scores of photos of the guests, all of which can be collected at the next lunch. Even so, the event would have been hard to put on were it not for the kitchen staff of H.M. Leyhill Open Prison, who for all the events twenty years have done the cooking. A truly all-round effort.

KVA`s purpose is to provide Fun for the village through its Comedy Night, Dine and Wine, Open Gardens Day, Show Day and Wine Festival. All the profits from these events, go to help local Kingswood organisations.

Here are a few photos from the event.








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