Residents Merv and Dot Woodage hold the party each year on the
Saturday before Christmas Day, and it has become a
highly-anticipated tradition at Ryfields.
In his working life, Merv used to organise his company's annual
Christmas do, and, when the couple moved to the Warrington
retirement village in 2005, they decided to keep up the hard work
for the benefit of their fellow residents.
The Woodages felt the parties would be a wonderful opportunity
to promote the village and also would give residents and outsiders
alike an evening to remember. Six years later, their fellow
residents all eagerly await the next one!
Village Activity Facilitator Andrea Morley, who helped the
couple with the arrangements, said the "feast of entertainment" had
taken a lot of organising. "It gives residents and guests a lot of
pleasure so all the effort is worthwhile," she said.
"Knowing the ladies like to dress up we decided that in keeping
with the ambient of the surroundings we would have a dress code
which is rigorously enforced, and a three course
sit-down meal with the food cooked and served by our
resident chef and his excellent team and volunteers. Having
been wined and dined, we then arranged some top entertainment!"
This year's entertainment came from international singer Barbara
Law and vocal entertainer Simon J. Guests were also delighted by
the skills of John Archer, who has recently received the award
of the Magic Circle Magician of the Year, and several
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