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Spring Potluck Dinner
with the Champlain Library's head librarian Lynda Poyser
April 12th, 2018

 

47 persons attended the meeting.

Although, the weather was not very spring like we braved the rain to enjoy our first potluck of the year. Mary Higginson welcomed everyone at 6.00 pm and then we had a moment of silence for 2 of our former members Edith Heinzle and Sam Woosey who passed away after our March meeting.

We had a few announcements and then Alex Langevin of FitLife put us through our paces to get us ready for the upcoming gardening season.

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Photo 1. Mary Higginson
Photo 1. Mary Higginson.

Photo 1. Mary Higginson.

 

Four students had helped to set up the tables which were beautifully set with lovely centerpieces. Mary Ferguson had donated pot plants and Rene Jeaurond had picked pussy willows. As usual, we had a wonderful selection of food something to suit everyone's tastes.

Photo 2. Students setting up the table.
Photo 2. Students setting up the table.

Photo 2. Students setting up the table.

 

Doreen Russell said grace and then we enjoyed the meal.

Photo 3. Doreen Russell saying Grace.
Photo 3. Doreen Russell saying Grace.
 Photo 4. Some of our members enjoying the potluck.
Photo 4. Some of our members enjoying the potluck.
 Photo 5. Some of our members enjoying the potluck.
Photo 5. Some of our members enjoying the potluck.

Photos of our members enjoying the potluck.

Our special guest Champlain Library’s head librarian Lynda Poyser who is retiring this spring gave a short talk about her time at the library. She said a library was much more than just the books. She had instituted the seed library as one of the ways to make to library more involved in the community. She thanked our society for providing subscriptions to gardening magazines and supplying seeds.

Photo 6. Lynda Poyser.
Photo 6. Lynda Poyser.

Photo 6. Lynda Poyser.

Door Prize Basket Winner: Lilly Calverley
Share the Wealth Winner: Dale Garvin

Photo 7. Lilly with her gift basket .
Photo 7. Lilly with her gift basket .

Photo 7. Lilly with her gift basket .

 

All of the centerpieces were then raffled off and we headed home through the rain and sleet.  

Photos by Joan King and Daniel Cloutier

Katrine Stewart, Secretary