Beer and Cider Festival
Chester le Street Masonic Centre hosted its 3rd annual beer and cider festival over the first weekend in July.
The beer festival kicked off with a sponsors and VIP event on Thursday 4th and was open to the public from Friday evening until Sunday when a barbecue and live music brought the festival to a close.
The profits made over this weekend are all going towards Chester le Street Lodges 2021 festival targets and the event has been arranged by the charity stewards of Chester le Street.
To celebrate the weekend a special whisky infused cider had been commissioned named whisky 2021 and it was only fitting that this was the first of the 18 beers and 20 ciders on offer to be completely sold out.
The beer festival has been visited by so many familiar faces with APGM and 2021 festival president John Thompson popping in to sample a cider or two and APGM Craig Steele getting his hands dirty with a shift on the pumps on Saturday afternoon.
Chester le Street Charity Stewards would like to thank everyone who supported the beer festival and especially the sponsors who helped make it happen… see you all next year
TLC Teddy Initiative……
“thank you Freemasons for the thousands of teddies donated to children’s casualty departments”
Community Support Grants…..
“The grant from Durham Freemasons has made an enormous difference to our service users”
Provincial Annual Meeting….
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“The Provincial annual meeting is one of the highlights of my year, it’s great to meet everyone and support all those being rewarded for merit”
The Royal Arch…..
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What have you gained?
“I’ve made wonderful friendships with people from all walks of life who I wouldn’t otherwise have even met”
In respect to the TLC Teddy initiative
“A child patient copes with medical treatment so much better when they’ve been given a TLC teddy”
What Freemasonry has done for you?
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One of the best things I have ever done…
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