Party marks unsung hero’s honour
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.”
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.