Dancers are from left to right Mary Smith, Shirley Price, Janet Glaves and Dorothy Hobbs. Photo credit Jean Travers

Submitted by Shirley Price

With polkas and waltzes playing in the background, The New Horizon Club celebrated Oktoberfest with a feast of German style sausage, buns, potato salad, coleslaw and sauerkraut with all the “fixings”. Lunch was followed by a cake and coffee/tea and a chance to mix and mingle with friends. Helene and Moe Guilbault were wished a happy anniversary in honour of their recent 65th wedding anniversary. To get into the Oktoberfest mood, Shirley Price and Janet Glaves led the group in the “chicken dance” and taught a group of willing participants the “Farmer’s Wife” danced to the Lonely Shepherd from the movie The Sound of Music. Good food, laughter, dance and music – what more could anyone want?

The next meeting will be held at the Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall on November 9, with Terry Meagher as speaker. Terry is a historian, author and veteran and will talk about the Battle of Hong Kong . On November 23, the guest speaker will be Ralph Raina. He will talk about the long road he had to climb, beginning with his years in the TB hospital in Ottawa when in his teens, to achieving success in business and municipal politics where he spent nineteen years as Councillor, Mayor and Reeve in the town of Kemptville. Both meetings will be held at the Burritt’s Rapids Community Hall beginning at 2 pm.

The New Horizon annual Christmas lunch will be held on Wednesday, December 14 at noon. Tickets will be $25.00 and must be purchased in advance. Call Jean 613-283-6439 to reserve your tickets. For information about our spring program and membership, call Janet at 613-2692737.


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