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Saint Luke’s Parish Church
Reporting by Alan Watkins. Holmes Chapel February 2001
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND?
Saturday night is "PUDDINGS NIGHT". Or at least it was on the 10th February. Our social committee in response to overwhelming demand from YOU arranged this event!
The arrangements were all made. Venue booked. Caterers arranged. Entertainers booked. Advertising campaign instigated. Tickets and Posters printed and distributed. Staff enrolled for the event. In fact everything was done so that you would be able to enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship. All that was needed from you was your support by being there. The usual few were!
The evening began with a glass of wine and the chance to chat with friends and neighbours as we made ourselves comfortable. Everyone was welcomed on behalf of the social committee by Philip Lundberg, and then our entertainment programme began.
Stephanie, pictured left, in real trouper style gave us her rendition of several really beautiful songs. Even when her backing band – all right; so it was a CD/Cassette player – broke down she continued to sing her song without backing. This young lady has a really wonderful voice and an extensive repertoire of songs, all of which she sings perfectly. Stephanie pretty much held the audience in the palm of her hands for the first half of the evening, and again when she sang towards the end of the evening.
Then it was "Pudding Time". A really delicious selection of dishes was available of which everyone ate their fill. To the persons responsible for supplying them this reporter can only say: "You did a wonderful job – Thank You All!".
Next on the agenda. It’s Pantomime! – Cinderella actually. In the lead role was Catherine "Well alright" Street. Prince Charming was most ably played by our own real life Laurie "I’m so handsome" Starrs. In the role of the Ugly Sisters, we were beautifully entertained by Alan Rickards. The next member of the cast gave a magic performance. Gwyn Jones is the Fairy Godmother – so he says. . . Often! (Is there something Ingrid should know about here?). Holding everything together with a narration that even Sir Trevor Macdonald would be proud of was Philip Lundberg. A pity it wasn’t recorded for the beeb! We would have had the repeats to look forward to. Nevertheless, Well done and thank you to them all.
Rounding off the entertainment line-up was our very own incumbent Reverend John Eardley who gave us a very entertaining reading from his wide and varied collection of books. John always seems to find something quite enjoyable for these occasions, and this was no exception.
Due to Anita Eardley being ill just before the event an item scheduled for inclusion in the entertainment line-up had to be cancelled. This item was to have been the Mothers' Union contribution to the evening.
We are assured however that we will see this item at some later event. I am sure we all look forward to that with great anticipation. The Mothers' Union have always been great sports when entertaining us.
Even though the evenings' event was so poorly supported, for those of us who did attend it was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion. To the Social Committee must go a huge vote of thanks for all their hard work.