Dinner brings a touch of Christmas magic

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Waitress and ILT board member Suzanne Prentice distributed wine to the guests.

IT was a Christmas night out for some of Invercargill’s senior citizens at the ILT Christmas Party on Tuesday and Wednesday nights last week.

In total, 520 people were selected to enjoy the festive celebrations.

For Joan and Murray McIntosh, who have been married for 64 years, it was a terrific night out.

“It’s absolutely excellent,” Mrs McIntosh said.

“We are delighted to be here.”

Several entertainers performed throughout the evening and attendees were served by ILT board members and staff and their families with a free, three-course meal and complementary drinks.

ILT chief executive Chris Ramsay said numbers were cut back this year.

“Normally we have 450 people per night,” he said.

“We just wanted to make sure we had enough space for social distancing and room for everyone to get around safely.”

ILT marketing and sales manager Angee Shand said it was important to still provide the evening out.

Third-time attendee Dawne Fotheringham said it was “just so lovely”.

“Everybody talks to everybody it’s just a really friendly atmosphere.”affiliate link traceSneakers Nike

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