Today saw the annual Packington Horticultural show, culminating in the auction of produce from village gardeners. The produce was entered in the morning in both junior and adult categories, judged and then the amazing plants, vegetables, cakes and chutneys auctioned off in support of the society. A very successful village event held in the Memorial Hall.
FREE hot drink or glass of Prosecco.. Pop in for 5 minutes, or stay for longer.
Information on Village Groups, Clubs, Societies, events, and activities will be on display at Memorial Hall Venue 175 starting at 7pm on Friday. Plus you can MEET PEOPLE!
We haven’t staged an event of this size since 2009, when the new Hall had just been opened; back then the evening was a major success, with many village people commenting on how they “..just didn’t know..” about all the different activities and societies that take place in Packington.
Ten years on, there are many thriving village Groups that YOU might enjoy being part of, and which would welcome YOU to come and see what they are and what they do. This is YOUR chance to look around with zero commitment needed.
Also ten years on from 2009, we estimate one-third of the village population were not here in 2009. New to Packington? So were we, once. Please come along and say hello, or just observe. We’d LOVE to see you, and offer you that FREE drink!
Organised by Packington Memorial Hall Venues Management Committee in conjunction with our village Groups and Societies..
This is THE Packington Memorial Hall Venues event, where the whole village has the chance to be part of something REALLY SPECIAL using every part of our Hall – Kitchen, both venues, bar – just come along to Venue 175 and eat a top-level Packington Breakfast, AND / OR help by joining the team of volunteer villagers for just one hour.
Quality produce supplied by: Taylors Butcher of Ashby de la Zouch; and our own Daybreak Services of Packington
Not from Packington? We welcome you as honorary villagers while you enjoy a full Packington Breakfast. Just turn up! All proceeds to charity!
Full English Breakfast £7 Children’s Portion £3.50
Sausages x 2
Bacon x 2
Toast, Butter, Marmalade,
Tea or Coffee
Vegetarian Full Breakfast £7
Breakfast Bap £3.50
Sausage or Bacon
Tea or Coffee
Join us? You can take orders, lay tables, make tea, make toast, cook, warm plates, serve meals, serve hot drinks, serve orange juice, clear plates, wipe tables and re-lay, use the commercial high-speed dishwasher, use the low-speed glass washer, smile at all the happy eaters – call Mike on 560430 to book your chance to star for an hour in this amazing event where we all get to say hello to other village residents, and where volunteering camaraderie can make a major boost to YOUR seratonin level!
The autumn session will then start on September 5th until Christmas.
Numbers vary between 10 and 24 which means the 4 tables are always in use for either singles or doubles. There is always a warm welcome for all levels of player from beginner to advanced. The cost remains frozen for a 3rd year at £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per junior
A recent article from Renowned physician, psychiatrist and brain imaging expert, Dr Daniel Amen, says that ‘Table Tennis is The World’s Best Brain Sport!
The following was what Dr Amen had to say about table tennis:
‘You still may think that calling table tennis a sport is silly, but I think it is the best brain sport ever. It is highly aerobic, uses both the upper and lower body, is great for eye hand coordination and reflexes, and causes you to use many different areas of the brain at once as you are tracking the ball, planning shots and strategies, and figuring out spins.
“It is like aerobic chess”. Table tennis, or Ping Pong, is the second most popular organized sport in the world. What is even more impressive is that it is the youngest of the world’s major sports. At the competitive level, players hit the ball in excess of 90 miles per hour across the table!’
Ward off Alzheimer’s and assist in the treatment of Dementia!
Numerous studies have found that table tennis activates various areas of the brain simultaneously. By playing a game of table tennis, under any conditions, an overall state of awareness is stimulated – requiring both thought and physical alertness at the same time.
It has been also discovered that people in otherwise sedentary states – i.e., living in retirement homes and care facilities where table tennis tables have been introduced, have actually become mentally awakened when playing the game. Incredibly, the game is now being recommended as a method of warding off Alzheimer’s and for assisting in the treatment of dementia.
Most notably, Dr Daniel Amen specifically points out that table tennis:
Increases concentration and alertness
Stimulates brain function
Develops tactical thinking skills
Develops hand / eye coordination
Provides aerobic exercise
Provides social and recreational interaction
For more information on the table tennis club call Graham on 07764 471917