ANAHILT Rural Association celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns with a successful Burns Supper recently, the first event to be held in their new hall.
Chairman Trevor Payne welcomed guest speaker Maynard Hanna, Projects Co-Ordinator with the Ulster Scots Agency along with over 100 guests to an evening of traditional Burns fare, amusing recitals and Scottish folk music.
Piper William Jackson piped in the haggis carried by chef Eleanor Cheevers. Mr. Payne recited the famous Burns poem "To a Haggis" he cut open the haggis and then raised a toast.
Following supper Mr. Hanna gave an amusing and interesting insight into the life of the Bard. The evening came to a close with "Auld Lang Syne".
The recently refurbished Anahilt hall is available to local residents to hire. It has a large function hall with stage and can seat up to 100 people with a smaller room for up to 30 ideal for birthday parties, quiz nights, line dancing, mother/ toddler groups etc.
For more information contact Derek Wilson on 97 563753 or mobile 07789264147.