THE SIXTY’S NIGHT 2016
You never know just how successful these events will be so all that you can do is put the basics in place and trust to luck. Right then the hall is booked, the tickets are sold and the menu choices made, the group have been booked including Lawrie for the interval and the food arranged. A quick pause for breath at this point............ Then the table tennis equipment has to be hidden, the stage scenery put outside, the tables and chairs placed remembering to keep a space for ‘dancing’? blow up multiple balloons and arrange the Christmas lights. Unload the raffle prizes and arrange them on the table so folk can see what is on offer and then they will buy tickets, another pause for breath ......... and the most important ingredient arrives Club members and their partners.
That is it the evening is underway, beverages begin to flow, the group kick into life and once we turn the lights down the performances begin, no names so no embarrassment. Club members plunge into their wallets, purses, pension funds or whatever and purchase raffle tickets to the tune of £241!!
8.45 arrives and the food is served with the usual suspects at the front of the queue and once all have been served it’s time for the presentation of the charity cheque to the representatives from Kamelia Kids. This year’s Club Member of the Year is presented with the shield, a worthy winner although he may have it on a piece of elastic as it keeps coming back to him. Winning raffle numbers called and prizes distributed before it’s lights down and back to the dancing.
All to soon it’s 11.45 and the band winds down and people begin to depart, the bar takings are counted, a record amount for a Club event, and the pack up, balloon popping and sweep up rounds off the evening. Thanks to all who helped, danced, drank and generally had a good time ensuring the evening was a success.