TENSION is mounting in Dalby as the island prepares for the annual World Bonnag Making Competition.
The competition is being held tomorrow (Friday, March 22) at 7.30pm at St James’ Church schoolrooms with trophies in men’s, women’s and children’s classes.
Anyone thinking of challenging the champions is encouraged to bring their bonnag on a paper plate on Friday evening.
Bonnag, a traditional sweet bread, is thought to have been a Manx staple for hundreds of years.
A prize-winning bonnag must fulfil many criteria – it must be light, have a good consistency, slice well, have a good shape and, most importantly, it must taste good.
The night includes an impressive line up of entertainers, which includes Angela Stuart, Mike Durber, Richard Rake, The Deemsters and John Kennaugh – Mr Kennaugh will also be compering the evening.
The bonnag competition will be judged during the interval.
Admission is £7.50 and includes supper of sandwiches, savouries, cakes, tea or coffee and, of course, bonnag.
During the evening two cheques each for £615 will be presented by the Friends of St James to Hospice Isle of Man and the Pahar Trust Nepal, from fundraising events and activities held during 2012.
The Friends of St James have selected their two new charities for this year and a proportion of all proceeds from events throughout the year will be given to The Friends of the Robert Owen House, providing overnight accommodation solely to relatives or carers of patients who find themselves in the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, and the Manx overseas charity The Malawi Mission Project. It undertakes to supply bore holes in rural areas in the country.
Everyone is welcome to the bonnag making competition; there is no need to book, but it’s advised to arrive early to get a seat.
For more information contact Margy on 834768.
Last year the Isle of Man Creameries Buttermilk Cup for ‘best in show’ was awarded to Amy Keig, from Andreas.
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