The annual Mark Banquet was held on Saturday the 13th September at Middleton Masonic Club and for the first time under the management of the 2021 Festival Committee.

The Provincial Grand Master, R.W. Bro Keith Schofield and Debra along with106 brethren, wives and partners were presented with a glass of Champagne on entry to the reception to begin the banquet in excellent style.

On entering the dining hall the banqueting theme continued as we were met with the enchanting harp music provided by Anna Christenson who entertained the diners throughout the meal. The meal was excellent and enjoyed by everyone present.

Following the banquet the 2021 Festival Chairman WBro. Tony Davies welcomed everyone and thanked all for their support on the night. Particular thanks were offered to the Management, Chef and staff at Middleton Masonic Club for their excellent hospitality throughout the evening and also to WBro. Stan Bibby for his assistance with organising the raffle prizes.

The Chairman then invited The Provincial Grand Master and Debra up on the stage to draw the raffle which had help raise considerable funds towards the 2021 Festival. The main prize of a colour TV was won much to the delight of WBro. Graham and Diane Newton.

The evening continued in a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere with everyone departing with a warm feeling of Mark Masonic fellowship and everyone looking forward to next years event.


Words by Mark Davis