Matilda Helping Hands attract a crowd with festive dinner and entertainment offerings

Helping Hands of Matilda president Lorne Strader welcomed 68 members and four guests to their annual Christmas dinner, December 4, at Matilda Hall.

The dinner was catered by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 370, Iroquois.

Gwen Bosma played piano for the singing of O Canada. Rev. Valerie Vandewiele, United Church minister said grace before a delicious turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, was served to members and guests.


Entertainment by Mattie and Fred Zandbergen, Bill Horner and Ralph Jollata and Mary Perry followed.

Non-perishable food items were donated by members and packed by Velma Casselman and Gwen Bosma, and were donated to the local food bank.

Dinner party closed with God Save the Queen, again acccompannied by Bosma.

Helping Hands next meets January 8, 2014, at Matilda Hall. Everyone welcome.

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