| Dec 13, 2007


Feature Article - December 13, 2007 Back toHome Feature Article - December 13, 2007 Santa visits the Plevna volunteer dinner by Katie Ohlke

Photo: Santa visits the Plevna Volunteer appreciation dinner at Clar-Mill Hall last Saturday. Lea White, 92 years young, shares her wish list with Santa.

Last Saturday a group of very special people gathered at Clar-Mill Hall. They are the community volunteers who help put on events and keep the hall running smoothly for all sorts of events. At the beginning of the evening there were a few special presentations; the first from Ed Schlievert and Gertie MacDonald to the Deputy Fire Chief Norm Mills. The community raised $500 for the North Frontenac Fire Department. The second was from Pat Cavanagh, president of the Golden Friendship club, who presented a $100 cheque to Ed and Gertie on behalf of the Volunteer Group. The Seniors Group also donated two dollies to help move chairs at Clar-Mill Hall and Ompah Hall.

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After the presentations, a delicious potluck dinner was eaten by the group of almost 80 volunteers gathered to enjoy the evening. Followed by a delicious dessert, the games began! Karen Hermer drew 25 names for nine prizes, allowing people to "steal" other people's winnings. After several competitive moves for the beautiful Christmas wreath, Herb Tooley won it. The tables and the hall were beautifully decorated by Lynnie Barre and Betty McKittrick, which added to the festive spirit. After the games, the group received a special visitor - Santa! Both young and old were happy to see the jolly old elf, and many kids and kids-at-heart took a turn on Santa's knee.

To round out the wonderful evening, the Over the Hill Gang entertained the crowd with some great old-time country and holiday music! Thank you to all the local volunteers and to those who put on this fabulous party!

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