Pantomime Society
 
Once again the hard working members of the St John’s pantomime group cooked up some tasty treats for the ever popular annual parish lunch.
About 80 diners had enjoyed a wonderful meal, staged in the community hall on October 2, which had been organised, and efficiently served,  by members of the pantomime group. And all for the princely sum of £7 for a full portion and £4 for a small.
It prompted one very satisfied diner to comment afterwards that it must be the best value meal in the whole of Calderdale.
The lunch opened with a sherry reception and then guests had a choice of delicious starters from fruit juice, prawn cocktail or pate, followed by a main course choice of  roast beef, roast turkey or vegetable lasagne.
The sweet selection, which had been generously donated, offered a delicious lip smacking choice from fresh fruit salad, tempting chocolate offerings, cream filled delights, trifles and cheese and biscuits. The meal was then rounded off with coffee or tea and mints.
A bar was also available, where guests could choose from wine, beer, lager or soft drinks.
Guests were given a given a rib tickling, laugh-a-minute welcome by David Williams and the vicar, the Rev Marion Russell, said grace and gave a vote of thanks to the hard working members of the pantomime committee.
Even though the prices are extremely low the panto still managed to make a profit of over £250 on the day and this is due, in no small part, to the generous donations of sweets for which the society is eternally grateful.