Sat 18th Dec - Sun 19th Dec, 1999
Ty Powdyr, Christmas Bash
Thirty three KMC members and guests enjoyed this years festivities, particularly Ken who was presented with a bottle of single malt in recognition for his service to the Christmas bash over the years. Thanks to all the chefs and cheffetes, and to the game masters Dave (Wylie) and Andy who entertained everyone in the afternoon. Dave and Andy were themselves entertained as their victims ran the gauntlet of a roped assault course (won outright by Roisin), a slalom wheelbarrow race, and a tug of war, which was surprisingly not won by Sue Brooks team. The creativity of the KMC was later demonstrated in the balloon modelling and Lego building competitions. Amidst all this frivolity there were some keen mountaineers; Colin and Duncan climbed right and left hand Trinity on Snowdon, and Cathy (and junior), and Mark climbed on little Tryfan wearing the legendary maternity harness. Meanwhile Kevin braved the aisles of B+Q. Duncan was active again on Sunday leading us all for a bracing walk up Mol Elio. Thanks to everyone for coming, does anyone else want to organise it next year?
'The last Christmas bash before the next one in the year 2000'
I have volunteered to organise this years festivities, i.e. delegate the work to other people. I will need about 12, willing/ able chefs/chefettes; 6 to cook main courses, and 6 to create desserts, and people to help on the day. We will need plenty of hearty fodder for those hungry KMC mountaineers who have endured a hard day orienteering around B & Q, or the Trafford Centre. Andy is organising the afternoon games. It has been rumoured that a professional female may be appearing in the tug of war competition, but don't be intimidated by this. I propose to rerun the successful caption competition. Bring along photos of KMC action or inactivity, there will be prizes for the best captions. The cost of the dinner will be £6.00 in advance. Any profit will go to a suitable charity. To book a place see myself or Mark down the Crown & Anchor.
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