Ayer's Cliff Fifty Plus

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was a beau­ti­ful day on April 5th, 2016 when the Easter Bunny re­turned to Ayer's Cliff to pay a visit to Fifty Plus.

of Bun­nies, ducks, chicks, eggs and spring daf­fodils greeted the mem­bers as they ar­rived. Phyl­lis is still puz­zled as to why, it's the bunny who hides the Easter eggs???

Linda started the day by wel­com­ing the fifty mem­bers and three guests, Jim Mackay, Tina Linde and Sue Kee­ble. Linda thanked Barb and Lois for cheer­fully sell­ing the half-and-half tick­ets. Also thank­ing May, Ben, Mel and Phyl for set­ting up and to May, for her lovely dec­o­ra­tions. Linda as usual had a few good jokes to share with the group, one about A lady or­der­ing a glass of Scotch with two drops of wa­ter. Then a few sayings like; Old is When - "Get­ting Lucky means" you can find your car in the park­ing lot.

Bless­ing was asked by Vice President Phil Ker­win. Phil then drew the table num­bers to line up for the meal pre­pared by Cindy at Le Bon-D. Our menu to­day was scal­loped pota­toes, baked ham, mashed car­rots/turnip, coleslaw, beet pick­les and rolls. Thank you Cindy, a very de­li­cious meal. There was no birth­day cake this month as sugar on snow was our de­light. Birthdays in the month of April were; Bar­bara Car­bon­neau, Lise Beau­vais, Wal­lace Mosher, Mar­garet Gil­lam, Leta Dustin, Arnold Mack­eage, We all sang the birth­day song which was played by Tina Whip­ple.

Ev­ery­one do­nat­ing to the Food Bas­ket was given a ticket. One ticket was drawn and the lucky win­ner of a Big Cud­dly Rab­bit was Allen Bul­lock.

Half and Half was di­vided and won by Lois Cooper, Phil Ker­win and Barb Smith. There was a Bunny Guess­ing Game: Mary Levasseur had the cor­rect an­swer.

prizes were won by Mary Levasseur, Jean Martin, John Daw­son, Bar­bara Car­bon­neau, Norma Mackin­non, San­dra Dezan, Mar­guerite Dun­lop, Cassey Vriesendorp, Leta Dustin, Mel Dustin, Sue Kee­ble, Jackie Til­ton and Allen Bul­lock.

all the Easter Bon­nets in the hall. It was time for the Easter Pa­rade. Tina Whip­ple at the pi­ano played "The Easter Pa­rade" while the con­tes­tants marched around mod­el­ing their pretty dec­o­rated hats. The ladies first prize was won by our president Linda, sec­ond to Mar­guerite Dun­lop. The men's best hat was won by Arnold Mack­eage. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all our win­ners.

the ta­bles were cleared and very ca­pa­ble hands were in the dish­pan. A big Thank You to those who vol­un­teer each month for clean-up duty.

was now time for our tasty treat of sugar on snow. Mel had re­al­ized in early March, snow was melt­ing fast. He had gath­ered snow and put it in the freezer. Lucky for us, he was on the ball. As usual a few nice gen­tle­men turned up to help

slipped away peace­fully on April 21st, 2016 in her 94th year. She was the daugh­ter of the late Clark and Alice (Stewart) and the wife of the late Ru­fus. She will be sadly missed by her sons Garry (the late Gwen) and Larry (Lynn), her grand­daugh­ters Shari (Alain), Sharon (Jean) and Susie as well as 8 great-grand­chil­dren and 4 great-great-grand­chil­dren. She is sur­vived by her sis­ter Rheta (the late Lloyd), her broth­ers Willy (Mar­i­lyn) and Bert (Ruth), as well as many other rel­a­tives and friends. She was also pre­de­ceased by her only grand­son Sean, daugh­ter-in-law Mary-Ellen, sis­ter Dorothy and brother Wes­ley. As per her last wishes, there will be no visi­ta­tion; a grave­side ser­vice will be held at the Wood­side ceme­tery in Beebe on April 30th, 2016 at 1 p.m. The fam­ily would like to thank the staff at the Grace Chris­tian Home for the won­der­ful ser­vices they pro­vided for Al­berta through­out the years she resided there. In lieu of flowers, do­na­tions to LES COMMUNAUTÉS DE RE­TRAITÉS MAS­SAW­IPPI, 1501, rue Camp­bell, Sher­brooke, Que­bec, J1M 0C1, would be much ap­pre­ci­ated by the fam­ily. re­trieve the snow from the back freezer. With his ex­per­tise, Mel was busy boil­ing the syrup to per­fec­tion so it would lay on the snow just right. Af­ter a few test runs, Mel and May de­cided it was ready to eat. Many en­joyed stir­ring the golden de­light in a small cup to take home. The syrup was pro­vided by Jamie, a friend of Fifty Plus. The sugar on snow party would not have been com­plete with­out the de­li­cious dough­nuts made by Jean Cass.

gave a spe­cial thank you to Mel who gave his time pre­par­ing the syrup. Thank you to Jamie and Jean, it was de­li­cious and we all en­joyed it. Also to all the other help­ing hand it takes to pull a sugar on snow party off. Linda re­minded ev­ery­one Pa­trice Gré­goire would be here for our next meet­ing on May 3rd. See you all next month.

Dustin

AL­BERTA JONES ROLLE­STON –

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