Scarborough’s tourism industry was celebrated as the town’s Hospitality Association held its Annual President’s Ball.
The event, held at the Spa’s Ocean Room, was attended by members, local businesses and guests who included Scarborough’s mayor Cllr Helen Mallory and representatives from Scarborough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire.
Each year the association presents a special award for services to tourism. For 2012, the plaque was awarded to Graham North who is the Chairman of the Forum For Tourism and also a member of the Tourism Advisory Committee and town’s Renaissance Project.
The association praised Mr North for giving his time, expertise and knowledge to both the organisations with no recompense, and he works tirelessly to promote Scarborough as a top class tourism resort.
The ball is used by the association as a way to raise funds for a local charity and more than 40 raffle prizes were very kindly donated by many local Scarborough businesses such as the Bed Warehouse, Redcliffe Farm Shop & Cafe, Spectrum Cleaning Solutions, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Deans Garden Centre, and Boyes Stores among others.
Money raised from the raffle will be donated to the association’s chosen charity for the year which is the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
A 007 James Bond Casino was the theme for the evening.