2012 – Turned out nice again.

It all turned out right on the night!

The rain held off (well almost), the food was excellent, the entertainment was lively and by the look on most faces, nearly 400 party goers at the Annual Barbeque had a wonderful evening. Determined not to be beaten by the weather, Club members, friends and relatives toiled untiringly from very early morning to turn the barn at Northney Farm into the Island’s top party venue for an event which is normally held outside. Work finished just in time for the arrival of the first guests, the rain stopped and soon the beef was being carved, the burgers and sausages sizzling and the beer and wine flowing. The various side stalls were kept busy all evening and dancing to Bogus Quo and DJ Malcolm Drew carried on far into the night. And the reward for all the hard work and support? Proceeds of several thousand pounds towards the running of the HIBC Community Bus and other worthwhile causes on the Island in the coming year. A truly remarkable effort!

The Club committee would like to thank the following for their support, ticket sales, supply of equipment and an enormous amount of help before and on the night:

Stan and Mary Pike of Northney Farm

Friends and relatives of Club Members (too numerous to mention individually)

The Lions Community Shop

Haydens Garage

Hayling Community Centre

Belmont Hairdressers

Morris Dibben

Geoff Foot Estate Agents

Stoke Fruit Farm

Northney Farm

Hayling Hardware

Above all, our sincere thanks to the residents of Hayling and the surrounding area for their attendance and support.

Treasure Hunt Winner : Bryn Williams

Barbeque Raffle Prize Winning Tickets

Yellow Ticket             98        Sue Fricker

Green Ticket               352      John Finch

Yellow Ticket             124      Sharon Blythe

Yellow Ticket             216      Lorna Culmaine

Yellow Ticket             52        Les H

Pink Ticket                  333      Name not given

Blue Ticket                  436      Not Claimed

If you are the holder of Blue ticket 436 serial number AM9P 3G47 then contact the Hon. Secretary Malcolm Newnes at secretary@hibc.org.uk for your prize.

In view of the extremely unkind weather so far this summer many local events have had to be cancelled or postponed. The North Hayling Summer Fete was one such event, previously arranged for 15th July this has now been re-scheduled for Sunday 16th September. In view of the change of date, the Businessmen’s Club has agreed to cancel their Family Fun Day previously arranged for the 8th September to give support to the Fete.  However, the Club’s Pig Race Night will be held whatever the weather on 17th November. Further details will be advertised later in the autumn.