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For Lodge L8479 - St Mark.

2016 - Ladies Festival Success

In April, the WM W. Bro. Stephen Groves, and his wife Sally, entertained 90 guests at the Carlton Hotel in Torquay for a most enjoyable weekend.

Members of the Lodge were accompanied by guests from a number of Dorset lodges, along with masonic and non-masonic guests from other provinces.

The Friday evening got off to a lively start with guests enjoying the entertainment from KB Sounds cabaret disco, but all were up bright and early to enjoy the excellent breakfast served by the hotel.

After a day at leisure in Torquay and the surrounding Torbay area, guests dressed up smartly for the gala dinner.

The WM and his lady both responded to toasts proposed by MC and IPM W. Bro. Alan Rice, then the WM announced that the raffle for the weekend had raised the generous sum of £1000 with proceeds going to the Lodge's Smooth Giving account for the next Provincial Masonic Festival.

The WM is extremely grateful to all those who donated prizes for the raffle along to a number of local businesses who offered vouchers for various dining evenings. These included Chez Fred - Fish & Chips Restaurant in Westbourne, The Escoffier Restaurant at The College in Lansdowne, Tiian Thai in Bournemouth, and Karma Mediterranean Restaurant in Poole.

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