On a lovely summer evening, many of the brethren and companions from the Ormskirk and Bootle Group of lodges and chapters, accompanied by their wives and their many guests, attended the annual FROTH, (Friends of the Hall), Gala Cabaret Dinner and Dance, which has been running annually for the last 21 years. Again this year the event was held at the magnificent surroundings of the West Lancashire Golf Club, Blundellsands.
The evening commenced with everyone meeting at the bar area in the clubhouse function room for pre-dinner drinks, before being called by the evening’s master of ceremonies, Don Fraser of Crosby Lodge No 3714, into the dining room to be seated for the meal. When everyone had taken their places the group vice chairman and FROTH chairman Graham Chambers warmly welcomed everyone to the evening, before handing over to Mike Clarke, Bootle Pilgrim Lodge No 1473, to say grace, with the meal being served shortly afterwards.
A splendid five course meal was served, starting with a prawn cocktail, followed by roast sirloin of beef with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables for the main course; and for dessert a strawberry Pavlova was served, which was followed with a cheese board and biscuits and finally tea and coffee.
Following the meal, the return of thanks was given by Mike, with the ‘loyal toast’ ably presented by Graham, before handing over to Adam Bowles, singer and entertainer for the evening. Adam sang many songs including ‘That’s Amore’, which was enjoyed by his audience with the dance floor quickly filling up.
During a short break in the evening’s entertainment a raffle was held with many prizes to be won. Graham then proceeded to thank everyone for their support and for attending on the night. Graham also thanked everyone who had helped to organise and had donated their time to help put on and run the Cabaret Dinner and Dance.
Graham then handed over again to Adam for the second half of his act, with the dance floor again filling up. After Adam had finished his act, the dancing continued into the small hours with the disco, which was provided by ‘Top Tunes.’
On the night the Cabaret Dinner and Dance raised £319 for FROTH, which will help go towards some of the future improvement projects for the groups Masonic Hall in Litherland.