U3A founders celebrate group's 25th anniversary
founders of one of Burnham-On-Sea's biggest, longest-running community
groups celebrated its 25th anniversary on Thursday (May 11th).
University of The Third Age (U3A) marked the silver anniversary
with a special tea for its founding members at the Community Centre
in Berrow Road.
U3A President Ken Hindle told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a
very successful afternoon to thank our founders for their long-running
support and show our appreciation for them setting up the group."
U3A in Burnham-On-Sea has over 560 members, with 42 separate groups
offering a wide range of activities from table tennis and Scrabble
to walking and craft-making.
U3A ukelele band played during Thursday's event, as pictured here.
congratulatory message from HM The Queen, written by a Lady-In-Waiting
at Sandringham, was received by the group earlier this year, as
we featured here.
U3A's celebrations continue from June 12th-24th with a display of
craft work and activities of the U3A in Burnham-On-Sea Library.
July, a cream tea and other U3A activities will be held in St Andrew's
Church, and then on September 15th a concert will be held at The
Princess with entertainment performed by the U3A Concert Party and
U3A Ukelele Group. In October, a tree will be planted by Ken Hindle
and a lunch will be organised for the whole of the U3A.