After the ball comes the supper

After the ball comes the supper

Society || The Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve held a successful Saint Andrew’s Ball at the Penina Hotel in November and is now looking forward to the Burns’ Supper in Silves this month.
At the end of November, over 100 participants attended the Saint Andrew’s Ball. Piper Malcolm MacGillivray braved the cool to play guests into the hotel and then led the parade into the ball after the champagne reception.
Once again the Hotel Penina produced a superb buffet, including a cake with the Saint Andrew’s cross.
For the 16th year running, the Scottish ceilidh band “The Sounds of Islay” entertained guests warmly. They, along with contributions from piper Malcolm, ensured that the dancing was both energetic and enthusiastic leaving just enough strength for a lusty “Auld Land Syne”.
The Society was grateful to its sponsors euroFinesco for contributing to the costs of transporting the band from Scotland, to Medal Insurance for providing the heather and Prime Drinks for supplying the whisky. Janette Owenson made up the magnificent heather arrangements.
The Society hopes that the Ball will have whetted appetites for their next event – the Burns’ Supper at the Restaurante Ponte Romana in Silves on Saturday, January 24.
If you would like to know more about the Society – no need to be Scots – give Chieftain Doug McAdam a call on 935 577 362 or Treasurer Kathy Prentice on 919 635 246.