Line dancer’s celebrate birthday Western-style

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Class organisersGilly Elliott-Binns and Eleanor Tolman blowing out the 9th birthday candle

MEMBERS of Eleanor and Gilly’s Monday Afternoon Line Dance Class, celebrated their ninth birthday recently at Bar Maloan’s  in Albox. The theme of the party was Western.

Members of the class joined in whole heartedly as they dressed up as cowboys and girls, saloon girls and can-can dancers.

During the afternoon there was a parade of all the members in their best finery. This parade was judged by Smooth FM presenter Jack Savage.

Three of the class members were awarded prizes. These were Pam Martin who finished in third position, Erika Swift who was the runner-up and the winner was Jan Harris. The winners received prizes of chocolates and bottles of wine.

Throughout the afternoon, all the dances were set to music with a Western theme, such as “Waltz Across Texas” by Ernest Tubb, “The Battle of New Orleans” by Lonnie Donnegan and “Country As A Boy Can Be” by Brady Seals.

There was also a raffle, as the group continues to support F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone) for another year.

The group has raised over €3,000 for F.A.C.E. since its inauguration and the sum of €60 was raised at the party. This will be added to other monies already raised by the group and the total raised throughout this year will be presented to F.A.C.E. after the New Year.

In addition to all the fun and games, a fabulous western themed buffet prepared by Bar Maloan’s finest, Andrew Slater, was enjoyed by the class members. It consisted of the typical cowboy delights of chicken wings, hamburgers, bangers and beans amongst other western type delicacies.

Eleanor and Gilly would like to thank all their class members for the support they have shown throughout the last nine years. They would also like to thank Bar Maloan’s for their superb food and service as well as for the support they have given the group over the last year,

If you would like any further information about Eleanor and Gilly’s Line Dance Class, please ring 950 439 003.

Winners of the fancy dress competition. From left: In third place Pam Martin, Smooth FM Radio presenter Jack Savage, winner Jan Harris and in second place Erika Swift.
The whole class with the organisers Gilly Elliott-Binns and Eleanor Tolman and the birthday cake

 

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