Hilda Drinkwater (left) and Lois Petty had a joint 90th birthday celebration at the weekend. Photo by Barbara Roden.

Hilda Drinkwater (left) and Lois Petty had a joint 90th birthday celebration at the weekend. Photo by Barbara Roden.

Community birthday celebration honours two Ashcroft women

Hilda Drinkwater and Lois Petty — friends for four decades — are both celebrating 90 years.

A community celebration was held on October 22 to commemorate the 90th birthdays of long-time Ashcroft residents Hilda Drinkwater and Lois Petty. The event was arranged by Petty’s daughter Martina Duncan, who thought it was a good reason to celebrate both women, who have been friends for almost 40 years. “They’re two peas in a pod,” says Martina. “They still play bridge together several times a week.”

Family and friends were there to join in the celebration, reminisce, look at photographs, and read letters to Hilda and Lois from Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart, congratulating them both and noting both ladies’ many years of community involvement and volunteering.



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