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Me and my Pal celebrates and is celebrated

During the meeting of our Tent on June 13th Stan Laurel’s 125th birthday and the 50th birthday of the Sons of the Desert were extensively celebrated. Not only were the special birthday cakes present but thanks to a very generous member all drinks that night were completely free of charge. The audience loved the film programme (even Great Guns received roars of laughter) and all this was enough to make Grand Sheik Marc do a little dance of joy.

One week later there was the European convention in Berlin. On Saturday morning quizmaster Eric Woods, with the assistance of the lovely score keeper Vera Günther, hosted the traditional trivia quiz. This time, all questions were exclusively about the life and work of Stan Laurel. The team of the Me and my Pal Tent, Nico Cartenstadt and Grand Sheik Marc, won the quiz by far (they only missed one question and left The Netherlands and Italy in second and third place) and were given a beautiful certificate.

After the quiz, there was the passing of the Pineapple. Since there was no competition the hosting of the 12th European convention was awarded to the Me and my Pal Tent of Belgium. Christiaan Blees of Berlin gave the Pineapple to Grand Sheik Marc who promised to do as well, if not better than in 2009.

Make a note in your agenda: The 12th European convention will take place from August 4 till August 7, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Ghent Expo.

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