Es­panola Le­gion Ladies Aux­il­iary holds an­nual Re­mem­brance Day Tea

The Mid-North Monitor - - News - BY HE­LEN MOR­LEY

The an­nual Re­mem­brance Day Tea at the Es­panola Royal Cana­dian Le­gion fell on a damp, snowy day Satur­day this year, but that did not keep peo­ple from at­tend­ing and show­ing their sup­port.

The Le­gion Ladies Aux­il­iary al­ways does an ex­cel­lent job of pro­vid­ing a nice lun­cheon, com­plete with op­por­tu­ni­ties to win a lovely door prize and penny ta­ble items.

This year, they had a 50/50 draw, as well as draws for a Santa Claus snow­man and a lovely warm afghan knit­ted by Doreen Bourcier. She is one of the old­est mem­bers of the aux­il­iary, but still finds the en­ergy to both knit and bake.

The door prize was won by Deb Mer­chant. The Santa Claus snow­man Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tion went to Linda Strong and the afghan was won by Pauline McCole­man. The lucky win­ner of the 50/50 draw was Judy Noon.

The penny ta­ble tick­ets were presided over by Pauline De­mon­ski with a lit­tle help from Betty Bow­er­man, who also sold tick­ets for the lun­cheon. Bow­er­man said that 77 tick­ets were sold for the event. She es­ti­mated that the num­ber at­tend­ing was about the same as last year.

There was a nice as­sort­ment of prizes for the penny ta­ble rang­ing from a big box of puz­zles, glass­ware and cute har­vest fig­urines, to a beau­ti­ful framed ren­der­ing of a vi­brant hum­ming­bird. The hum­ming­bird was one of the more cov­eted prizes. One ta­ble seemed to be on the verge of giv­ing up on win­ning any prizes. When one of their num­bers was fi­nally pulled their sur­prised shout of joy echoed around the room.

For those who can never get enough sweets, there was also a bake ta­ble with treats be­ing sold by Della Bo­den­ham and Julie Track. It seemed to be a very good draw be­cause there were very few good­ies left by the time the lun­cheon was over. The crowd had also thinned con­sid­er­ably by the time the prizes were drawn, so some of the at­ten­dees col­lected items for the ones who had left early. For­tu­nately, sturdy boxes and good friends were avail­able to help make sure the prizes got to the ab­sent win­ners.

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