Lisburn ladies celebrated the 30th year of their Winter League competition with a special dinnerrecently.
This year, the theme for the competing teams was ‘Entertainers’ and saw the ladies dressing up in a variety of costumes ranging from mime artists and magicians to circus acts and comedians.
Entertainment was provided by The Girl Band who performed their own rendition of ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’ and Sylvia McKelvey, aka Jimmy Cricket on the Comedians team, who delighted the audience with a few well-told jokes. Special guest, Jimmy Rafferty, four times winner of the The Bard of Armagh title, gave a recital of humorous verse.
The Winter League competition runs from October to February and teams compete against each other to obtain the best overall scores each month. Overall winners were the antomime team consisting of Barbara McDermott (capt), Janice Wallace, Gil Colvin, Doreen Green, Barbara Hawkins, June Wightman, May Glover and Noeni Bryars.
Other prize winners were The Girl Band team (2nd place) and The Magicians (best decorated table). Margaret Shaw (Comedians team) won the prize for best costume dressed as Charlie Chaplin.
Thanks must go to Freda Douglas and Bernie McDonald for organising such a successful evening.