Highlight of the year for Quadring old folk

68th senior citizens' dinner at Quadring.
68th senior citizens' dinner at Quadring.
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Nearly 100 old folk enjoyed a great night out on Friday for the 68th annual senior 
citizens’ party in Quadring.

St Margaret’s Church Hall was the venue as guests enjoyed a meal and entertainment.

And, in keeping with tradition, a cake was cut by Quadring’s oldest man and woman, this year Sonia Pacey (92) and 
Albert Stanley (89).

Some of the 93 party-goers have lived in Quadring all their lives.

Originally the occasion was a New Year’s Party but it was moved to March because of bad weather a few years ago and the date has stuck ever since.

First celebrated in 1949, the event has since been supported by committee members who fund the party every year with a variety of activites including selling raffle tickets door to door throughout the year, and donations.

Tulipland Butchers of Gosberton provided the catering, and many thought the turkey meal was one of the best they had eaten.

Michael Featherstone, of the organising committee, said the evening went really well and guests also enjoyed musical entertainment from Irish folk band Sylvester Peat Cutter and the Twighlight Boggers.

• More pictures in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.