Held at the St. Leonard's Boys' School Hall, we all had a lovely afternoon of great food, entertainment and family fun.
This year the event was a blend of celebrations....first it was the 180th Anniversary of St. Stephen's and also the celebration of our country's 50th year of Independence (1966 - 2016)
The decorations and the music by DJ Earth Sounds all reflected this.
My girlfriend Dawn can be quite naughty sometimes and when my old reverend (Rev. Canon George Harewood) came over to our table to say hello, he knew my face but couldn't quite place it.
"She is one of your old communicants that has run away to another church!!" my friend Dawn cried out.
I looked at her incredulously...why does she like to put me on the spot like that?
"My daughter and I are attending Christ the King together, she likes it there," I simply said, while giving my girlfriend a healthy slap on her forearm.
"Don't worry Rev you will still be seeing me," I told him.
"Okay then," he said "I hope so" and he hugged me and moved on to the next table.
I gave Dawn a LOOK and then we both laughed.
I must say that the luncheon was a well-planned event (as always) because there are many volunteers and my girlfriend Sonia who insists on inviting myself and Dawn is instrumental in making sure that it is a special day for the dads.
I am forever in awe at how well everything flows and I can appreciate the amount of work that goes into planning such a large event since I enjoy event planning as well.
The luncheon menu started off with a tasty cream of pumpkin and ginger soup that was so good.
My plate...Veggie Rice, Macaroni Cheese Pie, Pineapple Sweet Potato, Potato Salad, Pickled Breadfruit, Coleslaw, Garden Salad, Fresh Seasonal steamed vegs, Baked BBQ Chicken, Fried Fillet of Fish and a couple slices of Baked Ham (for you know who.)
This was accompanied by a lovely glass of white wine.
Dessert came home with me and was enjoyed later with my bedtime drink.
Joshua Holder serenading the diners with some cool classy music.
ACE Dance Centre dancers
A lovely couple danced a Rumba number
The Graffiti Band with Kareem Agard played a wide selection of music.Ladies I know you understand the photo above really well. A new pair of shoes I have never worn but stored away for an occasion such as this.. I got dressed and put them on and sashayed out of the house when my girlfriend picked me up. You know how the story goes right? Arrived at the event and started to walk to the school hall and lo and behold I heard a PLOP!! and the next thing I know the bottom heel of the left shoe has fallen off and I am walking on the top half only. Thank goodness my girlfriend keeps a pair of spare shoes in her car like me and our feet are basically the same size.
Back in the good old days shoes never came apart like this, we could wear shoes forever and ever till we no longer wanted them anymore. These days we have to beg our shoes to give us at least a years worth of wearing.
Apart from the shoe fiasco, I had a wonderful afternoon...a really wonderful afternoon... I am already looking forward to next year's celebration.