Summer ball brings out Belton’s belles

Saturday Night at the Belton Pavilion
Saturday Night at the Belton Pavilion

There were many belles of the ball as Belton Pavilion, set in the village’s playing field, played host to its grand tenth birthday celebration.

Dozens of people attended the pavilion’s summer ball to celebrate the centre’s tenth anniversary and it was such a success that organisers say it could become an annual event.

Saturday Night at the Belton Pavilion

Saturday Night at the Belton Pavilion

With tributes to Karen Carpenter, Neil Diamond and a sell out crowd a spokesman for the event said: “We could not have wished for it to have gone any better.”

He added: “There was a lovely atmosphere from beginning to end, great entertainment with Anne Fotheringham as Karen Carpenter and Belton’s own star Daniel Peters as Neil Diamond and a fantastic summer carvery buffet provided by local caterer Sandra Bishop that no one wanted to leave at the end.”

The summer ball was the third sell out event of the year at the pavilion, which again was to raise funds for the Belton Playing Field Association.

The anniversary event was organised by pavilion trustee John Hayes and treasurer Don Rowing and will add to the £806 already raised.

Setting up the pavilion was the brainchild of the late Joan Biddle, who’s vision and dedication made the building possible.

Through all her hard work and fundraising ideas including grants from North Lincolnshire Council and many other Trust Funds she raised more than £260,000 to complete the building work.

After her death a large conservatory was added and named The Joan Biddle Suite in her honour.

The Pavilion sits in the centre of Belton Playing Field and has become a great community asset and is used by many local groups including the Cubs and Scouts, Bowls Club and the over 55’s Autumn Club, plus Pilates, Zumba and other fitness classes.

The club also caters for youngsters with a weekly toddlers’ club and regular bingo sessions every Friday night.

The pavilion goes from strength to strength. The next event will see the return of the boys from London’s West End with their tribute to Take That on Saturday September 17. Once again there will be a meal and licensed bar.

Tickets cost £27.50 and are already selling fast. For further details contact Don Rowing on 07984 572739.