Putting the Jingle in the Frolic
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.
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.