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Society Lunch


By Drs. Eva Maria Elisabeth Mennes.

Twice a year, in June and in December you can experience a completely different type of party than you normally go to in or around The Hague. The Society Lunch is strictly on personal invitation only. Twenty eight years ago the ‘dassenkoning’  or ‘king of ties’ Tony Tetro together with the charming and famous Society journalist Barbara Plugge of The Telegraph initiated this most extrovert party. The organsation is in the hands of Mrs. Annette Wijdom, the owner of FAFA International Show dances and Star Academy. Her showgirls welcomed with sweet beauty and dressed like little angels the guests and performing artists.


This time the Society Lunch was hosted by the Hilton Hotel Rotterdam and all drinks, delicious snacks and buffet lunch were completely sponsored by the best and most well known shops for fancy people who enjoy life and are not ashamed of it. At the Society Lunch you can find ministers as well as artists and  people from the show business. The Dutch Diana Ross is always present and also performs from time to time. The motto of this year’s party was ‘Silver bells Christmas’.

The winter edition is further enhanced with an award, which is sponsored every year by the sculptor Juliette van Bavel and handed over by Tony Tetro to two well known persons of the society. Different singers enjoyed performing for their many friends. Everybody tried to look dashing and it could not be more Holiday season.

The summer edition in june will have the theme ‘The great Gatsby’ and the direction of The Wittenburg Castle, Ralf Meppelder and his excellent crew will host the event: a guaranty that the next Society Lunch will be an even greater success.


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