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Christmas Festivities at Mijas Bowls Club

Report by Christine Wilson. Photographs by Eric Wilson.

Christmas festivities at Mijas Bowls Club always start early in December and this one was no exception. This is so that all those members who are travelling back to the UK to spend the holiday period with their families can also enjoy some of the events at the club with their friends. So, on 10th December more than 50 members and friends danced the night away at Restaurante Valparaiso after first enjoying a lovely meal.

That was quickly followed by the Christmas Draw which took place after bowling on Sunday 14th December. Once again there were lots of lovely prizes to be won by some lucky people. All members were asked to take a plate of food which provided an excellent buffet lunch. As a Christmas present to all the members the club provided a glass of Cava to go with the buffet.

Three Kings Day was celebrated on Sunday 4th January as a competition involving members of all the clubs along the coast was due to start on the Monday. It was a morning of fun bowling for the thirty members and visitors taking part. There were small prizes for the winning team and the runners-up and also for the lady and gentleman judged to be wearing the best crowns. The bowling was followed by a buffet lunch, again provided by the members. The prizes went to Tony Land, Arthur Garner and Maureen Robertshaw who were the winners, and to Barbara Land, Carol Wright, and Geoffrey Hall along with Chris Rycroft, Di Rycroft and Stuart Parkin who tied for second place. The prizes for the best crowns were won by Lynda Hall and Edwin Hewitt. Following the presentation Christmas was officially over as those present were asked to help take down the decorations. That took a lot less time than it took Carol and her helpers to put them up, proving that the saying "Many hands make light work" is quite true. Carol Wright was responsible for the success of all these festivities. Glad Bloe and Carol Jacobs also gave a hand in the kitchen.