This year the party is being held on Friday 18th December from 6:30pm in the Village Hall as usual (although it was once held in the former clubhouse at Preston Nomads).
We have tried all sorts of variations in the past, carol singing (no one listened!), having a kids’ party at the same time (pretty chaotic!), charging for entrance (someone had to be on the door!), dimming the lights (dangerous with mulled wine!) and finally ended up with what we do now: talk, nibble and drink!
Over the years it has become a wonderful way of introducing newcomers to the village to other villagers and getting them to see what a welcoming and hospitable village Fulking is. All villagers, their families, and former villagers are welcome and although the event is principally for adults, if you cannot get a babysitter, do bring the kids with you. Incidentally, the Shepherd & Dog is having a children’s Christmas party on 24th December at 4:00pm.
We gave up having an entrance fee some years ago (see above) but, if you are coming, please bring a plate of savoury eats with you. Wine both mulled and unmulled and soft drinks are supplied by the Fulking Social Committee and the cost is usually defrayed by having a Tombola, for which we need both adult and child prizes (drop them off at 13 Clappers Lane (Louise, 773) or Furzefield, Clappers Lane (Bob, 271). Help in passing wine and nibbles around is always appreciated, as is clearing up afterwards.
If you are free on the evening of December 18th, I do urge you to come along. I promise we will make you welcome and you will enjoy the company.