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Dales residents celebrate in style

18th June 2007

Residents and staff at the Dales care home in Skipton celebrated National Aperitif Day with a selection of cocktails last week.

The staff created a cocktail bar and presented residents with plates of canapes to enjoy with their exotic drinks.

Cocktails were named after local points of interest, including Donkey Neddy, Chelker Reservoir and St Augustines, a non-alcoholic alternative named after the local church.

A live performance from Lianne King kept the residents entertained for the afternoon.

She even got many party-goers joining in with songs from their younger days and some were even dancing in the aisles.

Margaret Hughes, a resident at the home, sad: "We all had a wonderful time, singing along to old favourites and drinking cocktails.

Miriam Stevenson, a respite resident, described her day saying: "It reminded us of our younger days and we really thought that the bar, balloons and all the colourful decorations for the cocktails made it so real we actually believed we were in a cocktail lounge."

The residents were so thrilled with the afternoon that many have booked their places for next year!