President’s Blog Dumfries Ladies Burns Club Social Evening at ‘The Hole In The Wa’

Dumfries Ladies Burns Club 22nd April 2015, ‘Hole In The Wa’

On Wed 22nd April 2015, David Smith and I were delighted to attend the last social of the Dumfries Ladies Burns Club for the 2014/15 programme, held in the recently refurbished lounge of the ‘Hole In the Wa’ , ably hosted by President Jean McMillan Foster. From memory, numbers were down on last year but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the hosts who provided excellent hospitality. A tasty supper ensued, followed by greetings from kindred clubs. Maestro accordionist Max Houliston, with guest singers provided the core of musical merriment and a raffle raised a tidy sum. Anxious to have ‘earned my crust’ I was about to read a humorous poem about memory loss when a ripple of laughter followed the disclosure, I had won a memory pad in the raffle!

The evening was varied as it was entertaining, with readings, poems, singing, flute playing and a large dash of operatic singing. There was also a rousing and animated version of. ‘Sam the skull’ sang with gusto by Kate Kaye (from Dalbeattie) which had the company in stitches!

The top table was well represented by senior members of kindred clubs. With so many chains of office on show, this gave our Hon Sec an opportunity to proudly show off his newly acquired and much deserved B.E.M. to much applause from a throng of admirers. When asked to say a few words, David modestly remarked, the award was long overdue and to the delight of most ladies present, offered anyone who wished, an opportunity to kiss his ring! All in all a most entertaining night in good company and very convivial surroundings.

John Clark
(President Burns Howff Club)