The 4th July 1776 a significant day in the history of the United States. The declaration of Independence was declared and thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to rule by Britain.
In America Independence day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, carnivals, picnics, family reunions, and concerts.
Whitley WI had looked at this meeting date and decided that if the USA could party…so could we!
The unsuspecting members ( many dressed up for the theme) were truly entertained.
Cheer Leaders from Warrington Cheer Storm led the party with acrobatic dancing, some of the girls reaching the dizzy heights of the Village Hall Roof. What a pleasure to watch these agile young ladies perform, all with a smile on their faces.
The WI is about educating women…so Sally led us through the historical events which led up to Independence Day with an illustrated talk to set the scene.
Irene recorded her experiences of visiting the USA by sharing her happy memories of time spent in “Dolly Parton Land”.
The stage was set for the arrival of a celebratory… Who would this mysterious American be?
All was revealed when The Statue of Liberty walked into the room…. Our President fully transformed into this iconic legend.
Candle Fireworks were lit, illuminating the room and wonderful cake…decorated with stars and stripes as well as numerous American flags…
No picnic tonight but what a delicious supper for all to enjoy, beautifully themed and organised by leader Lorna … meringues, cheesecakes, sandwiches, sausages and many other themed nibbles.
Thank you to all tea ladies for this.
No educational evening is completed without a quiz… three joint winners Jonty, Helen and Melanie. (our quiz team for next year?)
Fun was had by all… then like all good WI meetings it was back to the Business, Back to the UK with the singing of Jerusalem.