From the Centre – Seniors wrap up the year with lunch

Monthly news from the Ashcroft-Cache Creek Seniors Association.

Looking across my livingroom, I can see Christmas cards reminding me that we are now in December, a time when the days seem to flash past and that there are many more things still to be done. In a village like ours, there are so many organisations and events at this time of year that it is almost impossible for them not to coincide, but somehow, everything manages to fit in.

Last Saturday the Ashcroft Cache Creek Seniors held their annual Christmas Bazaar and we are pleased to say that we had as many, if not even more than previously, family and friends who came to enjoy an afternoon with us and each other over a delicious afternoon tea. Many of the attendees spent time in Kathy’s enchanted room across the hall and were thrilled to see the clever and entertaing things she produces with Christmas gifts in mind.

Part of this event is the finding out who wonsall the prizes for the various draws, so here are the results.

Every year Kevin holds a raffle and this year there were two prizes. The first was for a very useful electric pan and was won  by Ernest Baatz, and the second was for a beautiful quilt, won by Laura Martin.

The door prize was won by Ozzie Conner; the Christmas Draw for which we have been selling tickets for quite some time had three prizes was won by Olga Roath (food basket), Sharlyne Morrison ($75) and Dorothy Maksymiw ($50).

Thank you again to all our friends and neighbours who help to make our ongoing ventures such a success! Thanks also to our members who work so willingly to dress up our function and prepare  the food they serve us with such happy smiles – your enthusiasm is infectious!

Just a few last minute reminders – the day this paper is delivered will be Dec. 10, the same day our Christmas Lunch will be held in the Legion. Doors open at 11:30am, lunch at noon.

The last Business Meeting will be on Dec. 17 and will be held after a potluck lunch, so we hope lots of members will be there to wrap up our year.

The last Bingo for 2015 was held Dec. 5. It will start  up again on Saturday, Jan. 9.

The centre will be open for business on Jan. 4  for Bridge, and Tuesday the 5th for carpet bowling and cards.

We wish everyone a happy and joyous Christmas season, and a Guid New Year in 2016 – long may your lum reek (with other folk’s coal!) If this seems strange, just ask me – I’ll explain! All the best to you all.

Joyce West

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