Sunday 6 January saw the annual New Year’s Reception in ‘t Klokhuis, which started around 15.00 pm, with musical accompaniment by chamber-orchestra Otto Voce.

Many people who are and many who were actively involved in and for our community and neighbourhood had come and the atmosphere was pleasant and animated. And then, at 4 pm, to the surprise of the majority of the attendants, the Burgomaster walked in. He had come to present Mrs Liesbeth de Bles with a Royal Decoration. To her this came totally unexpected.

The Burgomaster made a nice speech about all the valuable work Liesbeth has done and her devotion to ‘t Klokhuis for so many years and then he pinned on the Decoration. She has well deserved it and the editors of the website congratulate her!

Then the new Chairman of the Community Council spoke a few words and proposed a toast to the New Year.

Archicapella, the choir that is at home in ‘t Klokhuis, sang beautiful songs in various languages. After that the conversation was continued.

A collection of photo’s by Hennie Eersteling and Jaap Drijver can be found by clicking here

12 January 2013, CJP