BULPHAN WI celebrated its 86th birthday with a Magnificent Masked Ball for the April meeting.
68 members and specially invited guests wearing their finest ball gowns and bedecked in a wonderful assortment of masks mixed and mingled throughout the evening only stopping to eat canapÃ©s and drink Prosecco or a non-alcoholic version all of which were expertly served by a member’s 3 teenage children and their friend.
The ladies were entertained firstly by Celebration Theatre School who performed beautiful ballet, marvellous modern and terrific tap dancing routines which had everyone spellbound.
As if that wasn’t enough the very talented Louis Sorrell-Wilde then treated them to a performance of songs ranging from Ed Sheeran to Frank Sinatra that had many up on the dancefloor working off the canapÃ©s they’d eaten earlier!
Both of these excellent acts are from Thurrock and it was great to see such fantastic local talent.
The evening ended with the drawing of the raffle where the prices ranged from bottles of wine to an evening bag, pashmina and lovely flower arrangement.
Everyone went home full of bonne amie and wondering what Bulphan WI would come up with for next year. Watch this space!
Our Wednesday 13th May meeting will involve discussions on this year’s national resolution Failure to Care and our AGM.
This year’s programme, information, photographs & much more can be found on our web site bulphanwi.weebly.com, on Facebook at Bulphan Women’s Institute & Twitter @bulphanwi or contact Janet McCheyne President 01268 543214.
Jan Curtis Bulphan WI