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2012 Party in the Park

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Saturday 26th May 2012

This year the event was held with the theme of a Summer Fete at the Hogs Head at Llantisilio Crossenny near Abergavenny. The weather was in our favour with glorious sunshine throughout and last years wintery conditions at Manmoel becoming a distant memory. The hospitality at the Hogs Head was tremendous with as many people enjoying the evening sun as were seeking shade inside.

Without doubt a good time was had by all commencing with a daytime fete for all the family. Attractions ranged from a human fruit machine to a bucking bronco, skittles and a full scale dodgem circuit, along with old favourites like 'splat the rat'. The stalls were manned by many volunteers from all the Lodges of the Province and was deemed such a success that a similar event may well be considered in the future.

The evening had a more adult theme with the star attraction being the Abba tribute band 'Bjorn Again' along with an impromptu performance from Abergavenny's own Elvis, who entertained everyone immensely. The evening finished off with dancing to a Disco well after midnight.

Although around 500 people attended with intention of enjoying themselves, which no doubt they did, it was a hugely successful evening for the Charity we are currently supporting which is the Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys. A very worthwhile Charity who support and prepare for life Children who through no fault of their own find themselves without the support that a settled family life can bring. To this end and with them in mind the evening was an 'Abbasolute' success with over £10,000 being raised for the Charity.