Ayer’s Cliff Unity Fifty Plus

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The Easter Bunny stayed hid­den around Ayer’s Cliff un­til April 3. when he showed up at Ayer’s Cliff Unity Fifty Plus. Upon ar­riv­ing we found lots of pretty spring flow­ers, choco­late eggs, choco­late bun­nies and Pe­ter Cot­ton Tail could be spot­ted ev­ery­where.

Pres­i­dent Linda brought Easter greet­ings and wel­comed ev­ery­one, say­ing there are lots of Easter treats on the ta­bles, help your­selves, they are for all to en­joy.

Forty-five mem­bers were joined by four guests, Jim Mackay, Jim Wharry, Geral­dine Smith, and it was nice to see for­mer mem­ber Pearl Good­sell join­ing us.

Linda pre­sented Leta Dustin with a three coloured minia­ture chrysan­the­mum plant for her 90th birth­day with a card signed by the mem­bers. Happy Birth­day Leta from all of us. Linda also pre­sented May Cun­ning­ton with a var­ie­gated chrysan­the­mum plant, a Thank You for all the work she does for our Club and a card with Get-well wishes af­ter her sec­ond foot op­er­a­tion.

Linda came up with her first of many jokes. A teacher asked her stu­dent, “Which is fur­ther away, the moon or Florida?” The stu­dent replied, that’s easy, can you see Florida?”

Rev. Bar­bara Win­tle asked the Bless­ing. Forty-nine hun­gry peo­ple sat down to a de­li­cious Easter din­ner with a choice of maple ham or pineap­ple ham, scal­loped pota­toes, creamed car­rots/turnip and coleslaw with crusty bread.

A Bunny sticker un­der a din­ner plate was won by Jim Mackay. Guess­ing the num­ber of candy eggs in a jar was won by Mar­sha Wal­lis who guessed 90 which was the clos­est, win­ning the jar of eggs. Alice Boomhower re­ceived sec­ond prize, which was a bag of Smar­tie car­rots. The Booby prize went to Leta Dustin guess­ing 402. Oh my Leta, that would have been a pail full. The draw was won by Les­lie Bliss, Linda Be­langer and Geral­dine Smith. Thank you to Barb and Lois for sell­ing the tick­ets.

Bunny sticker un­der the cake plate was won by Phil Ker­win.

Ernes­tine Whip­ple played the birth­day song to Wal­lace Mosher, Lise Beau­vais, Bar­bara Car­bon­neau, Arnold Mack­eage, Leta Dustin, Geral­dine Smith and Jean Caty. Ernes­tine con­tin­ued to play a few favourite Easter se­lec­tions.

It was time to clean up, as usual many headed for the kitchen. Un­known to them the kitchen was loaded with 30 hid­den Easter eggs. Those wash­ing dishes had their own egg hunt. Eight en­thu­si­as­tic helpers were on the run. The win­ner find­ing the most eggs was Jerry Sut­ton who re­ceived a Bunny Planter. The rest got to eat their eggs.

Door prizes were won by Mar­guerite Dun­lop, Mar­i­lyn Lawand, Jean Cass, Bar­bara Bur­rows, Jim Wharry, Ernie Win­tle, Jane Pierce and Jerry Sut­ton.

A record­ing of The Easter Pa­rade was played as six­teen par­tic­i­pants with pretty Easter Bon­nets marched around the hall. Linda had se­lected three peo­ple to be judges. The bon­nets were all so pretty and unique. Out of the ten women, Beth Hartwell was the win­ner re­ceiv­ing a Bunny Planter. From the six men wear­ing dec­o­rated hats, Mel Dustin was awarded a choco­late bunny.

Our first game of the af­ter­noon was Heads or Tails. This was won by Pearl Good­sell and Jean Cass. A sec­ond game of Heads or Tails was won by Bar­bara Bur­rows, con­so­la­tion prize go­ing to Mary Levasseur and Phil Ker­win, all re­ceiv­ing a prize.

The third game was Ring Toss: A cute 3’ bunny was mind­ing his own busi­ness when along came twenty-seven am­bi­tious peo­ple tak­ing turns try­ing to place a hoop over his ears. Mar­sha Wal­lis both­ered him the most by land­ing three rings over his ears. Mar­sha also re­ceived a Bunny planter with a plant in it.

The last game of the day was a lot of Ayer’s Cliff Fifty Plus dish­wash­ers on an Easter Egg hunt fun. Pin­ning a fuzzy lit­tle tail on Pe­ter Rab­bit. With his keen in­stinct of Birds, Bees and Bun­nies, Ray­mond Be­langer put the Tail right where it should be and made Pe­ter a happy lit­tle rab­bit. Ray­mond’s award was the last Bunny Planter of the day. Con­so­la­tion prize a bag of Smar­tie car­rots went to Jane Pierce. Vice-pres­i­dent Phil Ker­win pre­sent­ing Mar­sha Wal­lis with a Bunny Planter

This brought our Easter Party to a close. A load of thanks goes to Linda for or­ga­niz­ing the day with games and prizes, com­bined with lots of fun and laugh­ter.

Hope to see you all next month on May 1.

Sub­mit­ted by Phyl­lis Dustin, Sec­re­tary

April birthdays: Wal­lace Mosher, Lise Beau­vais, Bar­bara Car­bon­neau, Arnold Mack­eage, Leta Dustin, Geral­dine Smith and Jean Caty.

Ayer’s Cliff Fifty Plus Easter Pa­rade

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