To celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen, a Big Cream Tea took place on Saturday 18th June. It was ‘WOW’ when you entered the Old Sunday School and saw a magnificent tea laid out with, sandwiches, big cakes, little cakes, cream cakes, chocolate cakes and a Windsor Castle birthday cake. Stunning. Moving on into the New Sunday School there was a choice of activities including, ‘make your own crown’ with colourful pipe cleaners, a lucky dip, bring & buy stall, encaustic art or hot wax painting which everyone enjoyed, making bookmarks and small pictures especially to give to Dads on Fathers day.
Displayed in the Chapel were paintings done by the children of Braddock School and other local children from Dobwalls and Widegates. There was face painting and 2 quizes with questions testing your knowledge on the Queen.
The first placed child from each of the 4 classes at Braddock School received a trophy for their artwork. The highlight of the presentations was Connon Chapel’s gift to Revd Robert Saunders on his retirement this coming August. He was presented with a pair of candlesticks which had been turned by Tom Bevan of Dobwalls from a piece of pitch pine which was used in the original construction of the Chapel and had been saved when renovations had been carried out in 2000. Tom had also turned a platter from the wood that had been left over from the candlesticks.
It was a very happy occasion, well attended and there was something for everyone to enjoy and if you are a ‘foodie’ then Connon is the place to come for tea.
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