Smooch & Swing Party for Oliva La Safor Lodg

On Friday, 29th September, more than fifty Masons from Oliva La Safor Lodge and their guests arrived at the Viva Espana restaurant for an evening of good food, good entertainment and, above all, good friendship.

The evening, hosted by Worshipful Master Ian Skipper and largely organised and compered by WBro James Jordan, was designed to allow all participants to have a fun evening while raising money for a worthy cause.

Guests started to arrive at 7pm and were greeted by an attractively decorated restaurant and served welcome drinks by Jackie and her staff. The guests were then seated for a three course dinner before the first entertainment started.

This was in the form of a virtuoso solo guitar selection played superbly by local entertainer ‘Grey Jam’ better known to some of us as WBro Graham Scutt. Graham played a wide range of music and popular songs, mainly from the sixties, including several big hits from the fantastic Shadows.

After an hour of this great music he unfortunately left the stage to shouts of ‘more’ from the very appreciative audience. However, he was replaced by another local act, husband and wife team, ‘The Midlanders’ who sang for another hour, again singing many songs from the sixties with a few more recent hits thrown in for good measure. Again, they were very well received and it is fair to say that a great evening was had by all.

A charity raffle was held which raised the gratifying sum of three hundred euros which will be donated to El Preventorio children’s home in Gandia next year along with other monies raised.