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Celebration Evening

October 29 2015

The final event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Odenwald Association was an evening of music, song and dance held in St. Francis Xavier Hall, Falkirk on Saturday 24 October 2015.   Over 90 friends attended including guests from our partner area, the Odenwaldkreis and representatives of Falkirk Council.   The excellent entertainment was provided by members of the Jenkins School of Highland Dancing and Falkirk Folk Club, "Carroncast" with a surprise performance from our friend Lothar, a piper with the Odenwald Pipes and Drums.   Gifts were exchanged to mark the anniversary and 2 Gingerbread hearts marked "40" were received from our German partners, one to eat and one to keep as is the tradition in the Odenwald.  During the second part of the evening the company enjoyed dancing to the music of local band, The Tonkerers.   The evening finished with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne", a fitting end to an evening of partnership and friendships.