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.

 

Just Posted

Because We Are Girls to screen at Paradise Cinemas in Williams Lake

Tickets are $10 and proceeds from the screening will be donated to Chiwid Transition House

Fall Leaves: A Riot of Colour an educational autumn celebration

The next Nature Kids event is tentatively being scheduled for the end of October, or early November

RANCH MUSINGS: Permaculture in Canada and its commercial viability

Climate change and the economic difficulties in agriculture may be spurring this new interest

Residents invited to help Cariboo GM carve 200 pumpkin Jack’O’Lanterns

“Why not make a mess in our showroom rather than your kitchen?”

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read