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The Cow Punchers Ball

David Allen & Co attended the Road Haulage Association 60th Annual Cow Punchers Ball at the Shepherds Inn Carlisle on Friday 6 March 2009. The table of 10 consisted of staff and clients including myself.The evening started at 7.15 pm for pre-Dinner drinks and we were then asked to take our seats at 7.45pm for our five course meal. This consisted of soup or melon sorbet, roast beef and all the trimmings, a selection of puddings, cheese and biscuits followed by coffee and this was all very tasty.After our meal there were a couple of guest speakers from the RHA with entertainment by a local comedian, Richard Escombe and a disco where a few of us attempted to do some traditional ballroom dancing. There was a short interval when two local auctioneers known as “Ant and Dec” (Anthony Skelton and John Wharton) held an auction selling various items. All the money raised was for The Great North Air Ambulance. Once the auction had concluded there was then a raffle where Michael won an arrangement of bedding plants which has saved him buying a mother’s day present!

Following the auction and raffle we were joined by some very welcome ‘gate crashers’ and the evening and disco continued into the early hours of Saturday morning.

A very good evening was had by all and over £3,500 was raised for charity which is fantastic.
Emma Pigg

Posted: March 9th, 2009

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