Sidmouth Lions treat pensioners to Christmas party cracker
PUBLISHED: 14:39 12 December 2008 | UPDATED: 11:53 17 June 2010
MORE than 100 senior citizens from the Sidmouth area were treated to a cracker of a Christmas party by the town s Lions Club on Tuesday afternoon.
MORE than 100 senior citizens from the Sidmouth area were treated to a cracker of a Christmas party by the town's Lions Club on Tuesday afternoon.
Festivities in St Francis Church Hall, Woolbrook, kicked off with carols from the 53-strong St Nicholas C of E Junior School choir, led by music teacher Nick Kitchen.
This was followed by a performance of popular old-time hits by Jacquie and John Kitchener who, accompanied by Frances on piano, soon had the appreciative audience joining in their songs.
Lions' Ladies and helpers prepared then served up a sumptuous tea before lucky guests received prizes in a raffle draw.
Ninety-six year old Doreen Woodhall received a special prize from Lion President Roger Keylock for being this year's oldest guest as the afternoon concluded with Christmas carols played on the piano by Gwyneth Maeer as the audience again sang along.
The Lions then transported all their guests home. Club member Chris Rignall said: "They all seemed to be saying that they had had a lovely afternoon's entertainment.
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