The Cokethorpe Parents’ Association hosted yet another successful Burns Night celebration on Friday 23 January 2015. Guests arrived to the wonderful sounds of the piper, and entered the dining room, transformed for dinner with beautiful flowers arranged by Mrs Fellows.
After the Selkirk Grace delivered by Mrs Hughs, the piper escorted Mr Ozgur Cavus carrying the haggis. Mr Logue gave a great rendition of Address to a Haggis. A delicious dinner of haggis, tatties and neeps starter, followed by beef casserole, raspberry roulade and cheese and biscuits fuelled everyone for dancing.
Mr Knox provided a thoughtful and humorous speech highlighting what men want from their lassies, followed by a response on behalf of the lassies being given by Mrs Christensen. Then the dancing began to the excellent London-based band, Ceilidh Generation and it was not long until all the windows had to be opened to let some cool air in. The caller for the Ceilidh provided clear instructions on the dances, and the dance floor was quickly filled with lots of dancing and laughing. Many new parents and first time Burns Night parents attended and really enjoyed their evening of socialising, good food and entertainment.
The CPA would like to thank the Catering Team for their delicious food and warm hospitality, the Maintenance Team for moving furniture around and the Box Office for managing ticket sales.