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Deck the halls

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December
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Sunday 1st of December was the wave of the green flag to start the Christmas festivities as far as the Darlington Hall Management is concerned.  Darlington masonic hall was full of laughter, smiles and cheer as the widows of former freemasons were invited along to attend a special Christmas lunch.  Members of the Darlington Freemasons Hall Management Committee are responsible for co-ordinating the popular event which is very much enjoyed by all those who attend.

Before the start of the meal the Chairman of the Darlington Hall Management Committee, Graham Wharton, welcomed all of the ladies to the event.  Approximately 60 widows attended the lunch to enjoy a few drinks, a traditional Christmas dinner and some conversation with old friends.  Mrs Margaret Dixon volunteered to cut the cake with her wealth of experience, being 102 and 3/4 years of age.  After the meal there was an early appearance from Santa with 2 of his elves who had dropped in to give everyone an early Christmas gift before the carol singing commenced, ably led by George Dixon on the piano.  Special thanks given to all members of the hall management committee who were involved in the planning or on the day support as well as members of the lodges and their partners & families who attended to give their support, which also included those who provided transportation to and from the event.

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