Monday, March 30, 2009
Reasons to be cheerful.....
Let's celebrate - let's have a party. Let's have peanuts and party poppers!
We'll hold it on Saturday in the Village Hall. We can't say it's a celebration though because officially we've nothing to celebrate until Monday. Better call it a Games Night then.Oh dear. For a party-pooper like me that's about as enticing as a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Never mind, I'll help run the bar which we're not having either.
So there we were 2 nights ago in Marton's dusty and decrepit Hall, skittling, hoopla-ing and shoving ha'pennies - or in my case skulking in the other room. Eventually, when all the teams of 4 have played every game, the scores are totted up and a winner is declared. Team 'H' were the lucky winners. Then it's time to set about some serious eating - there's a magnificent spread laid out in the back room.
But first there is an announcement to make. (Of course it's not really an announcement - because until Monday we have nothing to announce etc etc. blah, blah.)
The real winners, as the Chairman of the Village Hall Committee 'announced', are the people of Marton - the much needed new Hall - 5 years in the planning - will soon become a reality. Our Lottery bid has been successful and, with the addition of other monies received in the form of local grants, means that work can now go ahead.
What's more - the news has just been on Radio Shropshire so it must be official at last. Hurrah!