Mick Dennison column

Mick Dennison.
Mick Dennison.

I was invited, along with my fellow committee members, to the Torrisholme Church of the Ascension Poppy Scatter last Sunday – a day when it seemed that Spring was finally here.

It is always a humbling experience when we take part in these occasions and it just proves that the Morecambe public have taken the Poppy Scatter to heart. What is also good to see is the fact that local children are getting involved. As I said last year, they are getting a living history lesson without sitting at a school desk.

I mentioned at the beginning of March that April is Community Pubs Month and I’m kicking off things in the York with our annual Beer Festival.

From this Thursday evening, you can come along and sample real ales from around the length and breadth of the country with some entertainment thrown in to boot.

The opening night falls on the weekly quiz at 9pm, there will be beer-orientated prizes to win throughout the evening. On Friday the Festival continues with some great live music from local band Rubber Soul.

On Saturday lunchtime, it’s our Beer and Homemade Pie afternoon, which will be ideal for any football fans looking for a pre-match pint, a bite to eat and of course watch the early live football.

On Saturday evening, we are hosting a Charity Race Night to help boost the money being raised by the Poppy Scatter.

I would like to thank all the businesses, groups and individuals who have sponsored the eight races. Money collected on the evening will help the Royal British Legion to put funding into many good causes for those ex-service personnel who are still suffering from war injuries and for families of those who lost their lives.

If you are wanting a good night out in town obviously look no further that the WOW guide here in The Visitor, or get onto Facebook and check out Dave Owens “Entertaining Morecambe” status. It’s a very concise guide of events going on around the pub scene and is updated on a daily basis.