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Temescal Palms Annual Sweethearts Dinner

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March 4, 2013


On February 9, 2013, The Temescal Palms Masonic Lodge had its 117th Annual Valentines Sweetheart Dinner and Dance at the Lodge. The Worshipful Master’s Timelessly Lovely Wife, Kelly Padilla, who was the only person present who has attended all of the previous 116 Valentines Sweetheart Dance’s, has assured all that this by far was the best ever!!! This year the group was smaller, but the most fun people were in full attendance, and they were inspired by an out of this world menu.
The Chefs were Brother Richard Panazzo and his wife.  The menu started out with Poached Pear and Candied Salad. I watched in awe as Brother Panazzo hand peeled the pears leaving not even the smallest detail to chance. The main menu consisted of your choice of Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Port Reduction Sauce or Poached Chicken Breast with white wine cream sauce. The main dishes were complemented by homemade mash potatoes and steamed vegetables. For Dessert, Mrs. Panazzo prepared fresh strawberries hand dipped in chocolate and decorated one at a time with artistic detail. The menu was truly inspirational, and lead to a night of merriment.
The Jobies served the hungry masses with happy smiles and danced the night away. Worshipful Robert Burger and his son were our Disc-jockeys and spun the tunes from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and more. They played “Single ladies” bringing the Jobies and all the ladies to their feet. Other songs that filled the dance floor included “The Electric Slide” and “Y-M-C-A” and those few that did not dance enjoyed themselves with the fun tunes and comic antics of those that really got into “Strutting their stuff!”  Kelly Padilla supplied inspiration by tending the wine bar.  Exotic reds and whites and even Champagne poured freely throughout the night. Before the night was through, a few even broke out in song.
Check the photographs for yourselves on Facebook. This was our best ever Valentines Dinner and Dance.  Brother Panazzo assures me he had so much fun, that he will prepare the culinary delights again for us next year. So, plan in advance on joining us in 2014 for the next Sweetheart Dinner when we will make even more special memories.


Worshipful Master Micheal Padilla

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