HAPPY 100th BIRTH­DAY IRMA WOOD OF AYER’S CLIFF

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sary this year, held their Christ­mas lun­cheon in the Colby Cur­tis’ so­lar­ium last Fri­day af­ter­noon. “We were very well-re­ceived and we had a good din­ner. We also had our monthly meet­ing and then vis­ited the Mu­seum. It was the first time that we went to the mu­seum for a lun­cheon, but I don’t think it will be our last!” said

Marcelle Goudreau, the pres­i­dent of the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

“Our as­so­ci­a­tion is as much for city women as for coun­try women. Our mis­sion is to teach and pro­mote hand­i­craft work, and to pass on the skills to our young,” ex­plained Mrs. Goudreau. In Jan­uary, mem­bers of this club will be­gin vis­it­ing school to teach in­ter­ested stu­dents how to knit.

The club’s first pres­i­dent, the late Eva Galvin, be­gan a weav­ing room for mem­bers above the Reg­is­tra­tion Of­fice on Duf­ferin Street which is still in use to­day. Mem­bers meet their once a month and use it to prac­tise or learn the art of weav­ing. Mem­bers also put on an an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion and sale of their work, in April, and par­tic­i­pate ev­ery sum­mer in the Ayer’s Cliff Fair.

“We’re al­ways ready to ac­cept new mem­bers, whether English or French. We al­ready have a few English mem­bers and most of us are bilin­gual,” con­cluded Mrs. Goudreau. For more in­for­ma­tion or to join, call Mrs. Goudreau at 819 8765658. Mem­bers of Stanstead’s

en­joyed their Christ­mas lun­cheon, last Fri­day, at the Colby-Cur­tis’ Tea Room.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Mem­bers of Stanstead’s Cer­cle de Fer­mieres en­joyed their Christ­mas lun­cheon, last Fri­day, at the Colby-Cur­tis’ Tea Room.

Irma Wood re­ceiv­ing gifts from Mayor Alec van Zuiden (left). Back row: and Ryan (grand­son).

Richard (son)

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