Putting the Jin­gle in the Frolic

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The St. Martha’s Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary will host the an­nual Jin­gle Bell Frolic Fri­day, Nov. 30.

The fes­tiv­i­ties, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will take place at the Clare Marie Gath­er­ing Place in Antigo­nish.

As al­ways, the lure of the de­li­cious chow­der and the amaz­ing ta­bles of good­ies at the frolic will be ir­re­sistible.

How­ever, this takes or­ga­ni­za­tion and, this year it is in the ca­pa­ble hands of Mar­ius Lan­g­ley and An­gela Bowles, who co-chair the com­mit­tee from the St Martha’s Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary.

Lan­g­ley, an aux­il­iary mem­ber for more than 30 years, brings her ex­pe­ri­ence to run­ning the frolic. On the day, she cov­ers the ‘oldies and good­ies’ ta­ble, which of­fers that per­fect, un­usual gift for some­one spe­cial.

She is quick to ac­knowl­edge the work done by all the mem­bers of the Aux­il­iary in mak­ing this a spe­cial day.

“It is not only on the day,” Lan­g­ley said of the work done by aux­il­iary mem­bers, “but in the sort­ing out of the items that are do­nated and en­sur­ing that the com­mu­nity knows where to bring their dona­tions of baked goods, fudge and ev­ery­thing else.”

“Hos­pi­tal staff mem­bers are also won­der­ful helpers. They not only do­nate items but are there help­ing us clear up and clean the dif­fer­ent places. Ev­ery­where is al­ways so clean and wel­com­ing and that is due, in a large part, to the help they give us,” she added.

Bowles, a newer mem­ber, brings that fresh ap­proach to this event.

She watches over the event with an ea­gle eye, mak­ing sure only the best and finest de­lights are on the ta­bles.

“I am al­ways amazed by the won­der­ful dis­plays that the ta­ble lead­ers man­age to make,” Bowles said.

With all this ef­fort and ac­tiv­ity, it is no won­der that the Jin­gle Bell Frolic has be­come a fix­ture on the Christ­mas cal­en­dar, along with a ma­jor con­trib­u­tor to the aux­il­iary’s funds, which go to­wards equip­ment pur­chases for St. Martha’s Re­gional Hos­pi­tal.

Aux­il­iary mem­bers look for­ward to wel­com­ing ev­ery­one and start­ing off the Christ­mas Sea­son with sparkle and fun.

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The Jin­gle Bell Frolic, an an­nual fundraiser of the St. Martha’s Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary, will take place Fri­day, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Clare Marie Gath­er­ing Place in Antigo­nish.

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