Christmas dinner for seniors held in Horsefly

The Horsefly Seniors Activity and Wellness Society held its first annual Christmas dinner for seniors on Monday, Dec, 12.

The Horsefly Seniors Activity and Wellness Society held its first annual Christmas dinner for seniors on Monday, Dec, 12.

It was the first serious function of the newly formed society and was very well attended.

Due to low membership, and a lack of volunteers and funds, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was forced to discontinue its annual Christmas dinner for the Horsefly seniors.

I believe this would have been approximately the 28th year since their first dinner.

HSAWS was formed through the combined efforts of Shirley Janzen, Mary Hickman, Nora Mark, and Mary Lou Morris.

The first meeting was held Oct. 24 at the Horsefly library from 9 a.m. to noon, and for several Tuesdays thereafter until swelling membership forced a move up the road to the former “Wee Two Treasures” business location of Mavis and Walter Hlookhoff.

The couple kindly volunteered their former business area as a temporary meeting place until we can find larger accommodations.

To date there are approximately 50 members who are actively participating in the society.

The Christmas dinner was our first project, and was a resounding success, with about 60 guests for a pot luck sit down luncheon with all the trimmings, which started at 1 p.m. Monday Dec. 12 and went until the last person couldn’t eat any more.

We had several former residents from Williams Lake, including the Crosinas, Rachers, Reids, and Walters, and of course all of the guests were seniors; some are just more senior than others. Suffice it to say that there were no fewer than 4,200 years of living represented in the room.  I was sitting with Lawrence, who is just a young whippersnapper at 88.

Between the two of us we came up with some pretty tall tales of how it used to be.

I was informed that there were no particular volunteers who could be named to credit this magnificent affair, other than ourselves for bringing good dishes, and what was referred to as the committee.

So, on behalf of all of us who enjoyed a dinner where absolutely everything was mouth watering good, thank you for  a job well done.