It was a wonderful summer’s day for everyone to enjoy and dining al fresco is almost the norm now in Ireland. Members and their families provided an array of delicious salads and as usual the desserts were outstanding. What made this year so special was a surprise award to our President, Anny Verwijs. Ambassador Karen Van Vlierberge bestowed Anny with The Order of Leopold which is one of the three current Belgian national honorary orders of Knighthood. It is the oldest and highest order of Belgium and is awarded for meritorious service to Belgium. Everyone was excited to congratulate Anny as it is an awarded that is truly deserved for her continued support and dedication to the Kingdom of Belgium through Kilcroney Furniture and the BLCC.