Lagan Valley Democratic Unionist Association held its annual
Christmas Dinner recently in the Maze Orange Hall.
Special guests for the evening included
former First Minister Dr Ian Paisley and Baroness Paisley. The
Association presented Dr Paisley with a picture of Hillsborough
Castle as a gift to mark his years of service as Leader of the
DUP and warm tributes were made by many attending the event.
In response Dr Paisley thanked everyone for
the gift and said that the members in Lagan Valley had been of
immense support to him.
Speaking on the night Mervyn Storey MLA said:
"Northern Ireland is in a much better place in 2008 as a result
of what the DUP has achieved.
"The DUP can look forward to 2009 with
confidence and will be fighting the forth coming European
election as the only Unionist Party that can stop Sinn Fein from
topping the poll and in doing so ensuring Unionism remains the
authentic voice in Europe for Northern Ireland.
The DUP message in 2009 is clear 'Delivering
David Ferguson and Charlie
Poots present Dr Ian Pasiley with a picture of