Friday 23rd June 2017, 7.00 for 7.30pm and the Mark Master Masons of the South Yorkshire Association together with their Ladies and Friends gathered at the Consort Hotel, Thurcroft, 96 in total, what a turn out. This not only reflected upon the well supported Association but also upon the President, Worshipful Brother Alex Geddes and his dear wife Ann who were celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Also in attendance was the Provincial Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother James Steggles G.M.R.A.C. and his Lady, Joan, who are also celebrating their Golden Wedding this year and the Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Very Worshipful Brother Richard Boswell Puttrell and his Lady, Carol.
Dinner Jackets were the order of the day for the Gentlemen with the Ladies dressed in a stunning array of scintillating Gowns, a truly regal affair. A selection from the menu was once again provided and was, on the whole, well received but the service must improve to ensure that attendances of this magnitude continue. The delays that the lack of staff occasioned meant that the talented singer, Beebe Del, had to continue without a break, a real trouper. Her repertoire is extensive and was most appropriate to her audience; there is no doubt that she will be very welcome at future events
Substantial raffle prizes had been donated which resulted in one of the longest prize draws that I have encountered but raising significant funds for the Festival. A cheque will be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the South Yorkshire Association to be held at Tapton Hall on Wednesday, September the 6th.
A night to remember, Smile and be happy, the new Mark Masonic Year is almost upon us.