Magnus and I can't wait to start the New Year and Our reign off with a bang celebrating the Barony's 12th Night celebration on January 5th at the Lancaster Elks Lodge. Getting to see the people of the barony relax and spend time with each other just enjoying the fine company and tasty food, warms our hearts. Its not often we can get together as a baronial populace when we are not all running around fighting, serving, or working on all sorts of wonderful arts.
We would ask that you go out of your way to embolden those who are just joining our group or those who have not attended in awhile, to come and celebrate in a fun and casual atmosphere. Meet new people, talk to old friends, play games, and catch up with what's going on in our Barony!
Here is the event Information:
When: January 5th 2016 following the normal (but brief) Baronial business meeting. Business meeting to start at 7:00 pm. Party to follow. End time between 9-10 pm based on limits of the site.
Location: Lancaster Elks Lodge #1478, 33 Legion Parkway, P.O. Box 138, Lancaster, NY 14086. Enter at the front facing legion parkway. Walk inside. Stop when you hit merriment.
Site fee: None. The event is free and as it is a regular meeting the NMS does not apply.
Garb: This is not an in-garb event. (See festive garment contest).
Food: Pizza and wings will be provided. People who attend are encouraged (but not required) to bring something to share to supplement the pizza and wings. Desserts are perfect! There won’t be a list tracking who is bringing what. The only limitation to this are drinks. All drinks must be purchased at the Elk’s lodge bar per Elk’s lodge policy. By popular request people who would like to chip in for the pizza and wings are welcome to, but please no donations over 5 dollars.
Activities: Food and merrymaking of course! People are welcome to play music, sing, dance, and perform skits. People are encouraged to bring and run their own family friendly games. There is plenty of table space to spread out.
Most festive holiday garment contest: A fun and light hearted contest will be held seeking the most festive holiday garment! So wear your best Holiday hat, bad Holiday sweater, festive socks, or anything else you think will push you to the top of the festive cheer pile. The winner will be awarded some silly prize to be determined later (it will be totally awesome). Ties will be determined by Baronial death matches.
Gift giving: There is a long standing tradition of exchanging gifts at Baronial 12th night. Some people will exchange personal gifts between friends and some people may bring something small to hand out to everyone. Gifts are not required or expected. Please don’t feel obligated to bring something and don’t feel bad if you only exchange gifts between friends (or not at all). The greatest gift is fellowship so please come and enjoy the night.
No court: No Baronial court will be held at the event (no one wants to hear us blather on).
For more information and any questions you can check out the Facebook event page here:
We hope to see everyone there! Bring you holiday cheer and your ugliest sweaters.
Miriel and Magnus