Hollywood Night at the Grape Garden Bar & Restaurant, Üzümlü

Thank you to Dave Roue for the update and photographs

The Grape Garden Bar & Restaurant in Üzümlü was the venue for a Hollywood themed night to raise funds for Haydos on Monday evening.

The theme for the evening was ‘Dress To Impress’ and it seemed that most of the guests did just that. At least two guests spent all afternoon choosing just the right dresses and complimentary makeup, and boy, did they impress! Move over Hinge & Bracket, you have serious competition!

Despite a raging thunderstorm, 46 guests dressed to the ‘nines’ enjoyed an evening of fun with entertainment provided by Daren Wareing and his Michael Bublé tribute act.

Hollywood Night at the Grape Garden Bar & Restaurant, Üzümlü
Daren Wareing )aka Michael Bublé

An excellent BBQ buffet was provided by the restaurant with plenty of food to satisfy even the hungriest of guests.

The guests were kept entertained throuhout the evening with various activities organised by Denise Atkins and MC Dave Roue including a Hollywood Picture Quiz where guests had to find 50 films hidden in the picture with a prize of a meal for two was very kindly donated by Mehmet Ergun, owner of the Grapes, for the winning team,

Hollywood Night at the Grape Garden Bar & Restaurant, Üzümlü
The guests enjoying the Hollywood Picture Quiz

The main raffle prize, a Christmas Hamper, was won by a delighted Christine Coleman. Last second bids in the auctions created friendly rivalry and lots of laughter but more importantly, lots of cash for Haydos.

Guests were invited to vote for various categories, Best Dressed Person, Funniest Person, Person most likely to be famous and to create a headline for local news. The ‘Oscars’ (a paper plate) were presented by Daren to Judy Drake for best dressed person, Brian Robinson for funniest person, Dean Baker for most likely to be famous and Brian Robinson for the best Headline.

Hollywood Night at the Grape Garden Bar & Restaurant, Üzümlü
Daren presents Judy Drake, winner of the Best Dressed person, with her paper plate “Oscar”

The guests really entered into the spirit of the evening and gave generously for a very deserving cause. Haydos has recently suffered from a reduction in Government funding and events like this are all the more important to ensure that Türkan can continue with her work, rescuing and providing for animal welfare.

The raffle, auction and a donation from The Grape Garden raised a magnificent 3000tl. Organizers Denise Atkins and Dave Roue wish to thank Daren Wareing for his brilliant Michael Buble Tribute, Mehmet Ergun and his staff for ensuring our guests were kept fed and watered and to everyone that donated raffle prizes and auction items.

As always we thank our guests for making the night a success, we very much appreciate your support and it makes all the backroom organizing worthwhile.

For more information about Haydos, please visit them on Facebook.

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