October 2011 Issue - Costa Calida Chronicle


October 2011 Issue - Costa Calida Chronicle

In association with Costa Cálida International Radio and www.angloINFO.com


With enough energy to light up a small city

Age Concern committee members rolled

into town (or more precisely, port) on Friday

morning. After spending the last couple

of months planning and selling tickets for

this year’s premier fund raiser, the day had

fi nally arrived and there was much to do.

Mr and Mrs Señor Shifter arrived on time

and the long tables donated by Los Gallayos

were heaved onboard, then a trip down the

Via Axial to La Gato Verde where countless

tables and chairs fi lled up the van to capacity.

A short hop then into the very heart of the

Marina and down to the Yacht Club venue

where a vast blank space was waiting to

be transformed. Enthusiasm is never in

short supply and with a gusto that belied

their collective years the intrepid bunch of

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volunteers set about converting their blank

canvas into a fi tting arena to welcome the

anticipated 200 plus guests.

At last everything that could be decorated was

decorated, a quick shower and turnaround

for everyone, then back to welcome the

arriving guests. There is something exciting

about Black and White and as everyone

had made the effort, the result was like a

chessboard that ebbed and fl owed, generally

towards and away from the bar.

The very accomplished Lenny Mitchell

soon had everyone up dancing and it wasn’t

long before honoured guest the Mayor of

Mazarrón Señor Gines Campillo Mendez

and his consort succumbed to the beat and

for a couple of hours at least was able to

forget about the burden of offi ce, as did Kelly

Ensor who had an almost ‘Grenfellesque’

appearance as stately as a galleon she sailed

across the fl oor in her splendid ensemble.

Steve the Snip was caught for a moment

not telling his awful jokes, but only for a

moment, and all were quite amazed at

Graham Jackson’s man/woman outfi t, his

alter-ego getting admiring glances from

a few of the less sober males. Trevor and

Brenda Thornton crackled with energy like a

pair of fresh Duracell batteries; their zest for

life is quite infectious.

The Roving Diner provided a splendid

buffet and everyone had good comments

about their fare and professionalism. The

raffl e was drawn and a great big thank you

to all the local businesses who contributed

prizes; your generosity will not be forgotten

and to all those who bought tickets, digging

deep to give over 700€ of profi t - simply

magnifi cent.

Around midnight the event drew to its

conclusion and under bright stars and a

waning moon everyone made their happy

way home. Chairs and tables were stacked

and rubbish removed and a tired but happy

bunch of Age Concerner’s made for home.

A successful Ball and a total profi t for the

charity of just over 2500€. Thank you all.

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