by Shirley Price

After a Fall program that included pot luck lunches, trip to Oktoberfest, a Halloween party, sharing of ice storm stories and more, the New Horizon Club completed the season with a festive Christmas lunch of turkey with all the trimmings and home made pies for dessert, served by volunteers from the Merrickville Legion. After lunch, all were entertained by jokes told by Eleanor Muscroft and Margret Hassell, and a sing-a-long led by Helen Brazier, Janet Glaves and Jean Travers. The afternoon was topped off by a parade of elves, led by Klaus Weirspecker complete with red nose and antlers, followed by a line dance to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer danced by Janet Glaves, Jean Travers, Eleanor Muscroft, Shirley Price, Carol Scales, Cathie Raina and Ruby Schryburt.

The 2019 Winter/Spring program starts off on January 9 with a pot luck lunch at 12 noon in the Burritts Rapids Community Hall. Other Spring events will include a Valentine party, visit to a sugar bush, the annual variety show, meeting for lunch in a local restaurant, annual picnic, and other activities. New members are welcome to join this active group of seniors. For information about membership or programs please, call Shirley (613-258-9315) or Golida (613-258-3894).

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