The Lions Club of Morpeth recently held its annual ‘Meet the Lions’ event for local residents. Over one hundred and ten elderly or disabled people from the area were entertained with tea, bingo and music (there was dancing in the aisles) and left with an early Christmas box.
The big change was that the event took place in St.George’s URC church which involved Lion members speedily getting the church ready for the party once the Sunday service was over. A challenge efficiently conquered.
Lion President, Richard Nash and his wife Fiona were on hand to greet the guests together with Morpeth Mayor Jack Gebhard and Mayoress Ann Guy. At the interval the Mayor said ‘I am pleased to be here with you as it gives me the opportunity to wish you all, in advance, a very Happy Christmas. I would also like to pay tribute to the Lions Club of Morpeth for having organised this happy event and for all they do in our community.’
Richard said ‘Morpeth Lions Club is profoundly grateful to St.George’s Church for allowing us to hold this popular event in the lead up to Christmas. Particularly as our previous venue had double booked’.
I would also like to thank our volunteers for providing the food who with local Guides have so elegantly served it, the outstanding entertainment that came from Lewis Denny with Dave Pope on piano and the humour that was provided by the Master of Ceremonies, Harry Cone. We are also indebted to the St.John’s Ambulance for attending and who fortunately had no emergencies to deal with.’
So as the guests departed with their boxes of chocolates all that was left was to clear up and start planning for the 2019 ‘Meet the Lions’.
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