Party marks un­sung hero’s hon­our

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

The Horowhenua Breathe Easy group pre­pared a sur­prise party for Bar­bara Timms at the Levin Cos­mopoli­tan Club last Thurs­day morn­ing to cel­e­brate her Queen’s Ser­vice Medal, which she re­ceived at Govern­ment House from Gover­nor-Gen­eral Patsy Reddy last month.

Mrs Timms was hon­oured for her work in the com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing her role in mak­ing the lo­cal RSA fi­nan­cial vi­able again.

She’s also pa­tron of Horowhenua Net­ball and over the years has played a big role in es­tab­lish­ing the lo­cal net­ball fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing courts, said Lynne McKen­zie.

“She’s our un­sung hero who helps oth­ers qui­etly. And that in­cludes a lot of prac­ti­cal sup­port.”

The Cossie Club pulled out all the stops to make the cel­e­bra­tion, which came as a to­tal sur­prise to Bar­bara, pos­si­ble. They had put up a par­ti­tion, sus­pended some big New Zealand flags from the ceil­ing, made sure there was enough space for Bar­bara to move around and also rolled out the red car­pet.

“We put on a high tea, with nice china, sil­ver cut­lery, glass­ware and nice table cloths. It was fab­u­lous. All Bar­bara knew was the fact that we asked her to be the speaker at our monthly meeting. I think the red car­pet was a give­away though.”

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Bar­bara Timms was sur­prised with a high tea with all bells and whis­tles at the monthly Horowhenua Breathe Easy group last week. Longterm friends Gae Net­ten and Anne Rogers posed for the photo with her.

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