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Presentation Evening and Awards Ceremony

The Annual Presentation Evening and Awards Ceremony for Perigord Lawn Bowls Club


The presentation evening was held at the Salles Des Fetes in Vieux Mareuil on 19th November 2015.


The evening started with apero's and pineau at 6pm when the members and guests started to assemble, in their tiaras and tuxedos. They do scrub up well don't they?.

A big thank you to Rosemary Preston for providing the floral decorations for the tables. The cyclamen were beautiful and perfectly matched the ladies that evening.

When the guests and members were seated awaiting the meal David Preston thanked all those who were attending and hoped they would have an enjoyable evening. He thanked all those involved in the organisation of the event.

Phil Pearce asked for a moment of silence whilst Grace was being said.

The meal provided by Bouffier Vincent of Brantome consisted of a starter comprising a duo of fish on a bed of salad with a fois gras roullade. The main course was fillet of chicken covered in a sauce forestiere served with green beans and potatoes au gratin. A selection of cheeses was offered on with a salad garnish, followed by dessert of Rum Baba and fresh fruit salad and coffee. Also a selection of Red, White and Rose wines was included.

Before the dessert was served a comfort break was utilised to present the cups, plates and other prizes that had been played for during the preceding season. The President Mr David Preston presented the trophies, the master of ceremonies was Mr Pearce, who has since been offered similar opportunities elsewhere.

After dessert and coffee the tables were cleared of the detritus left by the meal and the important task of the raffle and 100 club  could commence. Yours truly managed to snaffle one of the envelopes for the 100 club for which I am very thankful, as I have a young family still to feed, further donations will be gratefully received.

The announcer who was co-opted for this part of the evening was the shy and withdrawn Aidy Squires, who has also been offered a similar position to Mr Pearce. Our President drew the first tickets for both the 100 club and the raffle.

There were 20 raffle prizes won by various people including some unable to attend but who had purchased tickets prior to the event, for which we say thank you.

The raffle raised the grand sum of 300 euros after expenses. All the prizes which were beautifully gift wrapped by Mrs Sharon Squires, Mrs Sue Carr and Mrs Jannette Oborne were donated over the course of the season by club members for which we are truly thankful.

After the serious side of the evening was over it was time for those who have it to let our hair down

whilst all those without looked on in envy, The strictly performers came to the floor and proceeded to strut their stuff to the sublime sounds of Vis – a – Vis who entertained us with a variety of music from the 50's 60's and 70's which were much appreciated by all. The evening staggered to a close at midnight ...(for some it continued in another place)


Now for the thanks to those people, who, without their help this evening would not have been possible, nor the success it ultimately became.

Thanks to Mrs Carr and Mrs Hayhow for organising the meal.

Mr and Mrs Hayhow for collection and engraving of the presentation glasses.

David Green for getting the plaques engraved.

Those, you know who you are who arranged all the furniture and tables and table settings prior to the evening starting.

Mr and Mrs Carr and Mr and Mrs Hayhow for cleaning the hall the following day.

Mr Hayhow for the photographic expertise displayed on the night.

Mr Pearce and Mr Titheridge for extracting cash for the raffle tickets. (They are the management)


I am sure that you like me had a fantastic evening, good food, good wine, good music and most importantly good company. And we will see you all next year. In the meantime have a happy and healthy Christmas  and New Year, some of us will continue in Spain but will return for the Spring Short Mat which commences in March 2016.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.