A MAJOR event in Prudhoe’s social calendar got into full swing last week with over 60s from across the town packing out Prudhoe Social Club.

The club were sparkling with tinsel while hundreds of residents came along to get into the swing of the party and enjoy Prudhoe People’s Treat.

With the event in its 112th year, it shows no sign of slowing up and across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week, between 400 and 500 locals stepped through the doors to enjoy a festive meal, bingo, raffles and games.

The event is supported by a raft of local businesses with generous donations, this year including Asda, Essity, the Co-op, Thompsons of Prudhoe, and smaller businesses on Front Street also played their part.

And a number of dedicated volunteers give up their time to organise and run the event, with the committee of Brenda, along with Lynn Ivison, Wilton Holmes and Anne Dodds supported by a huge team of others.

“When you come here you see people you haven’t seen from year to year and it’s a chance for people to come and have a big catch up,” explained treasurer Brenda Wilkin.

“We really want to get the young ones involved in helping out, some of them are really good and will do anything to help. But hopefully they will keep coming.

“We want all of the 60-year-olds to come. We don’t call it the Aged People’s Treat anymore, we just call it the People’s Treat.

“We always say 60 is the new 40 and that should keep them coming!”