Ardgowan Club

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Burns Supper 2018

Back – David Docherty, Allan Walker, Bill McCready

Front – Malky Mckechnie, David Paton, Gilbert McCracken and Les McDowall

Ardgowan Club recently held its annual Burns Supper
and once again it proved to be a successful evening

Over 80 members and friends gathered at the Club to celebrate and pay tribute,
in poetry and song, to the National Bard.

Past President, Gilbert McCracken, led the proceedings, thanking his committee, members and friends for supporting the dinner.

Piped in by Billy McCready; Campbell McDiarmid carried in the Haggis,
before David Docherty addressed it with his usual gusto.

After an excellent meal, David Paton revealed a great knowledge with his toast to
‘The Immortal Memory’, followed by an amusing
‘toast to the lassies’ given by Malky McKechnie.

An equalling amusing reply was given in reply to Malkys toast by Les McDowall.

The evening was interspersed with readings from David Docherty and songs from David Stirling; both gentlemen were well received by those in attendance.

Another Past President, George McWilliam, thanked the
Chairman and the guests for their contribution.

David Stirling then led the gathering in the song ‘The Star of Rabbie Burns’
before the evening was brought to a close
with the company joining together to sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’.