The TYC was transformed into a Halloween wonderland not only with the seasonal decorations floating from the beams and lit from a Disco ball but also with the diversification of costumes worn by more than seventy people who attended the final event of the season at the clubhouse last Saturday night.
The costume theme was....Of the Sea. There were Mermaids, a few with florescent blue hair, at least three Nemos, a shark who swam from Chatham, and a young lady in cringle white cloth who spouted that she was a jelly fish. Pirates galore in all shapes and sizes brandished swords that looked as if they were used in a real life piracy adventure. Several had pistols tucked under their belts, down their pants, or even in their large black boot. Each of the revelers dressed to seasonal perfection in a costume that took lots of thought and many hours to put on. That included Phyllis Ibbotson, the chair of the event, whose pirate costume was stunning. Greg Jones, up from davy jones locker as the Wyoming State Fish, served as the disc jockey providing some contemporary songs but mostly golden oldies for the dancing crowd.
Food was aplenty as three large serving tables quickly filled with hot dishes of stuffed Quahogs, chicken wraps and numerous desserts including Baccala prepared by another pirate, Denise Saurette whose husband, Dave, sported a large golden earing in his left ear as part of his pirate outfit.
It was a great social event where members mingled and talked to each other. Since some of the costumes hit their faces, however, it was often difficult to distinguish to whom you were speaking. One young lady came up to me and said, “I know you don’t recognize me by my costume, but I’ll show you my high school ring.” “Beth,” I smiled. “We graduated from the same school in Fall River.”
Prizes were awarded to several for their exquisite costumes. Award recipients include: Grand Prize Most Creative - Jim and Nancy Hilton - Buoy’s, Cutest Couple on the Dance Floor - Brendan and Jennifer Rashleigh McNally, Most Authentic - Tim Burling (guest of Joanne Reuther)
A special thanks to Phyllis and her crew for making a special night for all members.