Well what a wonderful occasion. Harry Gration from BBC Look North came along to open the big event on Friday, 4th October. The hall looked amazing and everyone agreed with the comments from Harry Gration himself and from our Chairman Dr Richard Moore and Barry Carpus Trustee and Secretary, that as a Committee, they had come a long, long way. Through sourcing of funding and overseeing contractors to the transformation of the hall at the Bubwith Sports and Leisure Centre by installing a new roof, new heating, led lighting and acoustics and of course by adding floor to ceiling windows to let in natural light. It was noted that this was Phase 1 of 2 and that the Committee were striving to get the second phase – entrance hall, toilets and refiguring the layout of the upstairs areas – looking equally good as soon as possible!
Truly Scrumptious from Selby provided the afternoon tea, Harry Collins sang as Feathersteps School of Dancing under the guidance of Sophie Brooke opened the event with a lively Charleston number ‘Putting on the Ritz’. The Short Mat bowls group were asked to set up a small demonstration down one side of the hall, this was received warmly. Barry’s Bar was open throughout the event and our steward Paul White with the help of committee members Steve and Anne Young and Shaun Thompson helped to keep everything running like clockwork!
Hayley from Evolution Dance came along and put on a great demonstration from her dance pupils – it was so lovely to see young children dancing and having fun.
As the afternoon progressed, the Blue Flame Disco provided excellent dancing music and The Hogman Company provided a delicious hog roast supper.
The evening finished off with Quingo – our Quiz Night run by Andy Milson and his assistant Ruby. A great atmosphere and a lovely way to finish off the day!