The Halloween & Hogroast Evening was held on 2nd November 2007 at the Saville Suite, Maldon.
A specialist Hogroast van was parked outside and this gave the feeling the evening was being organised in a professional manner.
Hogroast van outside the Saville Suite
Photos by John Bowen
Mr Smith with his beautifully cooked Hog ready to serve.
The Savillie Suit Bar ready to serve the thirsty revellers
The Halloween and Hogroast Evening was just after Halloween Night & many of the party did not have time to change - some even came on their Broom sticks and parked them ready to go home. One even offered "Free Rides".
A 3 piece Band called "Contrast" provided the live music for the evening.
It was nice to have a "real" band instead of a CD player - Keep Live music Alive!
In spite of it being a couple of days late, a goodly selection of Witches, Warlocks, Ghosts, Demons and Beasties, not to mention things that go “bump in the night”, gathered together to celebrate Hallowe’en.
The costumes were superb witches’ hats a-plenty, capes, horns, skulls and crossbones; a very familiar-looking Dracula had blood dripping down his chin, and there were several people present who were completely unrecognisable. Inhibitions had been left at home and everybody was in the mood to party!
The music was provided by CONTRAST, who had no difficulty in getting everybody on their feet with country and western tunes and nostalgic music from the seventies, good for dancing and for sing-along. We had a hog roast – “scrumptious” is the word that leaps to mind – served with a selection of salads and followed by dessert. I personally found a sheep’s eye in my fruit salad but did not complain in case everybody wanted one. Suffice to say that no one went home hungry.
Dracula, thanked the Social Committee for their hard work: it had been another successful evening.
Mind my Finger Nails
Who is hiding under the Mask? - Why it's Philip Watts!
Who has a nose like that! - Why it's me!
Someone brought their own Pumkin
in case there was a power cut
Who's the Wicked Witch here?
Dinner is served - please come & get it.
Being served with lovely bread & butter
The Chairman being served
Who that Bunny Rabit - mind a Witch does not catch you!
After Dinner was served the Band struck up again
with real zeast playing many pop favourites. This was the signal to get up and dance.
Who's the White Haired Witch?
Sweet being served
David Arnold checking all the Sweet was eaten
The Last Dance concludes a splendid Evening.
The Chairman proposed a "Vote of Thanks" to the Social Committee for yet again, a superb evening.
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