Stew and snooker at Thomas St Methodist

Enjoying the fellowship at the stew night are John Proctor, Leonard Gillis, Peter Aiken, Stephen Armstrong, William England and Dr John Wright.
Enjoying the fellowship at the stew night are John Proctor, Leonard Gillis, Peter Aiken, Stephen Armstrong, William England and Dr John Wright.

Around 20 members, friends and guests of First Portadown BB Old Boys’ Association attended a stew night at Thomas Street Methodist Church recently.

Irish Stew supper, with dessert and tea/coffee was served by the ladies of the church’s catering committee, followed by a snooker competition with The Amos Jeffers Perpetual Trophy at stake, which was won by Billy McCann who defeated Ronnie Herron in an exciting final.

The Rev Kenneth Robinson, minister of Thomas Street, Epworth, Mahon and Battlehill Methodist Churches, concluded the evening with a short but poignant epilogue.

First Portadown BB Old Boys’ Association has thanked the following businesses who supported them with the night - Brian McGurgan Insurance, Gerard Maguire (Solicitor), Preston Property Services, Joel’s Gardening Services, Colin King Boiler Services, Thompson Fuels and Campbell’s Jewellers as well as an anonymous individual donation.

The next event on the association’s calendar is the monthly Bible class on Sunday, November 8 at 3pm in Thomas Street Methodist Church, where there will be an act of remembrance in memory of those Old Boys from the First Portadown BB Company who gave their lives in the sacrifice of their country.

All men are welcome.