Rockin’ & Talkin’ – Great new executive in place

Zee Chevalier's monthly column of news and events from the Clinton Seniors' Association.

Clinton Seniors Association had a very successful fund raiser on Nov. 1. Thank you to everyone who supported the Marketplace. The door prize was won by Arnelle Newman while Beth Langford took home the Merchant Appreciation prize. Two Peel ‘n’ Pay Raffle prizes were awarded – one went to Alfreda Westcott and the other to Dolly Maisonneuve. Laurie Harrison won the large food basket. Congratulations to all the winners!

The Annual General Meeting of the Clinton Seniors Association was held on Nov. 20. Officers and Directors are as follows: Chairperson Yvette May, Vice-Chairperson Joyce Witt, Secretary-Treasurer Zee Chevalier, and Directors Mary Burrage, Helene Cade, Isabel Haining and Eleanor Pigeon. Villa Board Directors are Mary Burrage, Alice Crosson, Isabel Haining, Bill Holt and Yvette May. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to work together for another year to keep the Clinton Seniors Association a strong, viable organization in Clinton.

On Dec. 3 the Clinton Seniors Association members and invited guests will enjoy the annual Christmas Dinner party in the Royal Canadian Legion basement. The evening of fun and good food begins at 5:30 pm.

The Foot Care Clinic will once again be in Clinton. On Dec. 12 Colleen Thom, RN, CAFCN will bring her expertise to the Clinton Seniors Centre, 217 Smith Ave. To discuss your foot health or to book an appointment call (250) 374 – 1735. Each treatment is adapted to your individual needs and concerns.

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”     – Aldous Huxley

Happy Birthday Joyce Witt, Dec. 8.

December is the month in which many people around the world celebrate Christmas. Charles Dickens expressed his feelings about Christmas this way: “I have always thought of Christmas as a good time; a kind, forgiving, generous, pleasant time; a time when men and women seem to open their hearts freely; and so I say – God bless Christmas!

Christmas means different things to different people but almost always includes emphasis on families, friends and food. Traditions abound. What’s your favourite? Perhaps excitement about Christmas begins with the Advent calendar, or is it a special Christmas breakfast that sets the tone? “What is Christmas?” According to Agnes M. Pharo, “It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.

May your Christmas be filled with much joy and special moments.

Zee Chevalier

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