Pensioners’ party in Kirton

Raising a glass are, from left, Colin Brotherton, Alan Lee (chairman of Kirton Parish Council), Ian Turner (vice-chairman), Richard Foster and David Smith. Photo: SG151210-234NG
Raising a glass are, from left, Colin Brotherton, Alan Lee (chairman of Kirton Parish Council), Ian Turner (vice-chairman), Richard Foster and David Smith. Photo: SG151210-234NG

More than 120 put on their glad rags for a Christmas party.

The event was organised by Kirton parish councillors and paid for by Kirton Brass Band, which donated more than £500 profit from its Last Night of the Proms concert.

All the older generation from across the parish were invited and were able to enjoy a cold salad and trifles made by parish councillors.

The meal was followed by mince pies made by villager Carol Meeds, who baked a mammoth batch of 150 of the festive treats because she wanted to give something back to the village.

Entertainer Pat Campbell helped the party go with a swing by singing a selection of songs from days gone by and more modern times, which the party-goers were invited to sing along and dance to.

Parish councillor Taina Welberry said: “They all had a glass of wine with their dinner and a box of chocolates to take home and a good time was had by all.

“It is real joint effort by the parish council and their families and without everyone’s efforts it wouldn’t have been possible.”