Sensational night at the group ball

Briars Hall in Lathom was once again the venue for the annual Ormskirk and District Group Ball attended by 60 members and guests.

Cathy and Frank Umbers.

Cathy and Frank Umbers.

The festivities commenced with a ‘Bucks Fizz’ reception in the Orangery, followed by a delicious three course dinner consisting of home-made vegetable soup, roast chicken supreme served with Yorkshire pudding seasonal vegetables, rich pan gravy with roasted potatoes, followed by classic strawberry cheesecake.

After a most enjoyable meal served by the halls excellent staff, Ormskirk and District Group Chairman Frank Umbers, who was accompanied by his wife Cathy, thanked Ken Hives and Stewart Cranage (social committee) for all their hard work in organising the event. Frank also thanked Louise Newton and Wendy Cranage for contributing to the success of the evening. In conclusion Frank thanked the staff at Briars Hall and everyone for their support; he then announced that the raffle had raised £290 for Masonic good causes.

The evening’s entertainment was in the very capable hands of the superb vocal harmony duo, The Sensations who kept the party-goers fully entertained and dancing till the early hours. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.

Guests enjoying the Bucks Fizz reception with The Sensations (bottom right).

Guests enjoying the Bucks Fizz reception with The Sensations (bottom right).