Connor Mothers’ Union members turned on the style at the Taste of Spring evening in St Patrick’s, Ballymena, on March 4.
Music, dance and fashion were the order of the day for MU members who travelled from all over Connor Diocese. The music was supplied by a string quartet from Ballyclare High School. The young ladies played a selection of well known pieces including ‘Scarborough Fair’ and ‘Pachelbel’s Canon’.
Dancers from the Clare McDowell School of Irish Dancing charmed the members with a medley of toe tapping dances.
The highlight of the evening was a fashion show from the Planet, Jacques Vert and Precis Petite range available at Cameron’s, Ballymena. Beverley, the manager of the Department, introduced the various outfits which were modelled by employees of Cameron’s and Mothers’ Union members. The Diocesan President, Moira Thom, walked the catwalk in a particularly fetching dress and jacket in a shade of plum.
After supper Action & Outreach Coordinator Alison Skillen presented a power point presentation, entitled ‘Mighty MU to the Rescue’, to update and enthuse members about the work of Mothers’ Union worldwide.
The audience had not realised that the numbered ticket given on entrance to the hall was for a draw to some wonderful vouchers donated by Jacques Vert. 1st prize £300, 2nd £100 and 3rd £50. There were also a number of smaller prizes of Easter eggs. All prizes were presented by the ‘Easter Bunny’.
The evening was organised by the Young Members Committee chaired by the YM representative Patricia McWhirter. The proceeds from all their hard work was £1210, which will be sent to the Mothers’ Union Worldwide Fund.