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On the night of Saturday April 27, the parish hall at Trinity church in Simcoe reverberated with the sounds of Ragtime and Jazz music as people enjoyed the ‘Roaring Twenties Cocktail Party’.

The fundraising event transformed the hall into an atmospheric speakeasy complete with some flair bartending offering various cocktails. Guests were invited to dress in period costume and as a result the venue was a panoply of pearls and peacock feathers, spats and shimmering sequins, flappers and gangsters.

Patrons were treated to a delicious all-night buffet, some live piano music courtesy of parish Director of music Christine Mulholland and were even given a dance lesson in how to do the Charleston. Much fun was had by all and prizes were awarded for the best period costume and best dancer. A photo booth was also provided available for fun photographs.

Organisers felt it was a ‘roaring’ success and look forward to planning another themed event soon.

Rev. Paul Sherwood, rector