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From the editor Sorry for the delay in issuing this newsletter there has been a slight problem with the printing. The Wakefield Tenants and Residents Federation who printed our newsletters are no longer in business. WDH have stepped in and kindly printed this newsletter. LUNCHEON CLUB The Sunday luncheon club is proving to be a success I have started to hold one mid week see back page for more details. We did have a visit from Joy Lloyd to one of the lunches and she was most impressed. So much so that I understand Joy returned two weeks later with Karen Lindop . An open invitation has been sent to Karen Roscoe who wishes to visit the luncheon club. I have also sent an invitation to Kevin Dodd chief executive of WDH. He has said he would like to drop in one Tuesday I have also been asked what we are doing on Christmas Day. Answer …Watch this space. JIGSAW LIBRARY The proposed jigsaw library is now a reality thanks to the donation of several jigsaws. If you are a jigsaw fanatic then they are held in the centre and can be borrowed or exchanged. SUMMER FAIR AND STRAWBERRY FAIR Thanks to ALL who supported this event. By donating, giving of their time, or coming along to support the event. An enjoyable day was had by all and you helped to raise funds for both the Community centre and the BCA once again THANK YOU. NEW GROUP The knit sew and natter group has started I understand it was a hive of activity some knitting squares others doing cross stitch and some having a practice run on the sewing machines. Orders are coming in for peg bags. Any items made will go on sale to raise funds. They have had donations of sewing machines and some fabrics etc.If you have any odd balls of wool, needles, and scraps of fabric you would like to donate then please bring them along to the centre. WANTED Do you or do you know of anyone wishing to dispose of a piano… If so please contact Mr. Tom Kennedy or a member of Silver Threads.

THE BARRACKS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION The BCA will be holding market stalls on the following dates at the Buttercross Pontefract FRIDAY 29th AUGUST FRIDAY 3rd OCTOBER From 8am to 3pm if you could spare an hour or so to give a hand it would be greatly appreciated please contact a member of the BCA.. What social events would you like us to hold in the future i.e. Beetle drives, Quiz nights, Auction, Wine and cheese, Pie and pea???? Please tell us what you would like to have and the committee will try and organise something. Colin Hardwicke Secretary BCA CRAFT CLUB Date / Time Friday 8th AUGUST 630pm Venue Barracks Community Centre Project CLAY MODLELING Cost per session £1.50 Includes all materials, make and take Refreshments SILVER THREADS An Evening of music Date / Time FRIDAY 15th AUGUST 7pm Venue Barracks Community Centre Tickets £1 available from members of the choir Refreshments included DID YOU KNOW Did you know that the average chocolate bar in the U.S. contains at least 8 pieces of an insect in it? Harvesting of the cacao beans occurs in the tropical countries of South America with low sanitation levels. Cacao tree beans are cut and piled in the farmer's field where they ferment for 6 days. During this process, children and adults walk over the piles; insects, rodents, small animals and other living things that make their nests in the piles. Actually the U. S. Department of Health publishes a book entitled "The Food Defect Action Levels" in which they list unavoidable defects in food (insect, rodents etc.) all allowed by FDA. (Hope your not about to tuck into a chocolate bar right now) ↔ THE GREAT WALL MYTH It is common mistake to say that The Great wall of China is visible from outer space. It is too thin to be noticed from such a great distance. Only two man made structures visible from space are: The Pyramids of Giza and the Hoover Dam. ↔ The longest recorded flight of a chicken is….. 13 seconds!

ACTIVITIES AND OUTINGS ARRANGED BY THE SCHEME MANAGER BINGO Day / Time Every Tuesday 630pm Venue Barracks Community Centre COFFEE MORNING Day / Time Every Thursday from 1030am Venue Barracks Community Centre BINGO Day / Time Every Thursday 630pm Venue Barracks Community Centre DATES FOR YOUR DIARY DAY TRIPS 27th AUGUST SKIPTON AND BOAT TRIP 29th SEPTEMBER MEAL IN THE CENTRE 4th NOVEMBER OSWALDTWISTLE MILLS 24th NOVEMBER METRO CENTRE GATESHEAD Please watch for the posters for further details or contact The scheme manager Do you have any suggestions for outings? Then please have a word with Alison KNIT SEW AND NATTER Will meet every WEDENSDAY From 2pm In the Community centre Even if you can’t knit or sew There will be something for you to do Even if it’s only a cuppa and a natter Come along All Welcome BRENDA’S FISH PIE Piece of Haddock (skinned) Piece of Smoked Haddock (skinned) Prawns as required Poach the haddock pieces in milk, When cooked (retain the milk) break into flakes into an oven proof pie dish. Add the prawns Use the poaching liquid to make a cheese sauce. Pour over the fish. Top with fluffy mashed potato. Sprinkle the top with plenty of grated cheese. Place on a baking tray into a pre heated oven at 180º/200º for 20mins Serve piping hot with vegetables and enjoy. CHRISTMAS SAVINGS SCHEME Colin Hardwicke is running a Christmas savings club. Anyone wishing to join please contact him. Any monies saved will be paid out on Monday 1st December 2008. Disclaimer None of the following can be held responsible for any monies paid into the savings club. W.D.H or its employees. B.C.A or its officers Barracks Community Centre

TUESDAY LUNCHEON CLUB There is now a luncheon club on a Tuesday from 1230 it follows the same format as the Sunday one. A two course meal 2 games of bingo and a raffle to make a booking please complete a booking slip in the centre, or telephone 01924 806051or email Sunday’s luncheon club is becoming so popular that places are becoming limited so PLEASE make sure you make your reservation. SCORES ON THE DOORS After a visit from WMDC environmental health officer I am registered as a home caterer for the purpose of cooking for the luncheon club and passed the health inspectors inspection I was awarded my Hygiene star rating of 5 stars (excellent). The only recommendation made by the environmental health officer was that I obtain and complete a copy of The Food Standards Agency Safer Food Better Business pack. Which I have now received and completed.

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