Frank and Elaine

Frank and Elaine

Bury was the venue for this year’s Provincial Gala Dinner hosted by The Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler Frank Hood Smith and Elaine Taylor. On a warm summer’s evening the guests enjoyed a chilled glass of prosecco in the bar before being welcomed into the dinning room personally by Frank and Elaine.

Once the formalities of grace were complete the meal  of a pate starter, followed by  delicious lamb steaks with vegetables prepared perfectly by Bury Masonic Hall’s chef.

Tom Corbally, The Provincial Director of Ceremonies invited Frank and Elaine to take wine with their guests during the meal. A refreshing mango cheese cake rounded off the meal along with a well stocked cheese board. Following which a bouquet of flowers was presented to Elaine, then Frank presented Valery Edge with flowers to thank her and Alan, the Provincial Recorder for all the hard work that  they along with the provincial team had put in, to making the evening such a great occasion.

Frank presents flowers to Valery Edge

Frank presents flowers to Valery Edge

Following the meal every one was entertained by JK Daniels who sang a wide range of songs from all the decades and musical styles and every one’s tastes where catered for. In between songs he had everyone chuckling at his humorous tales and jokes and it was not long before he had his audience singing along and later dancing the night away to this fabulous and entertaining artiste.

During the entertainment break raffle tickets were sold which raised a fantastic £180. Frank and Elaine manned the tombola and pulled out the winning tickets for the array of prizes on view.

Every one had a fantastic time and enjoyed the evening, this is a once a year event so make sure you book in  next year to this unmissable  highlight of the Order’s year.

The guests being entertained by JK Daniels

The guests being entertained by JK Daniels

A selection of prizes and some dancing! Alan Quine with his wife Dorothy (centre) and Adele Shields

A selection of prizes and some dancing! Alan Quine with his wife Dorothy (centre) and Adele Shields