Superannuates enjoy Christmas social
Tisdale - Thursday, December 15, 2011 by: Darlene McCullough
Over seventy members of the Tisdale and Melfort chapters of the Superannuated Teachers of Saskatchewan met in the Golden Age Centre in Tisdale on Tuesday, December 6. Tisdale superannuates hosted the event with Melfort members as their guests. President of the Tisdale chapter, Bob Donnan, welcomed everyone and then Dennis Dahlsjo asked the blessing before they all enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Thanks to Kristie MacDonald of Archerwill for preparing this feast!
The afternoon program began with a short adaptation of the familiar story of Cinderella. Karen Scammell played Cinderella, Deanna Gruending played her stepsister, Steve Holowaty played Prince Charming, Fran Tatlow played the Fairy Godmother with Darlene McCullough as the narrator. Karen, Deanna and Darlene are members of the Tisdale Chapter while Steve and Fran are members of the Melfort Chapter.
Next item on the program was a mime about family activities at the Christmas season with Bob Donnan as the father, Maureen Donald as the mother, Alice Hoffart as the daughter, and Uffe Vors as the tree. After all, what would Christmas be without the tree? Deanna Gruending narrated the story while Jim Hoffart provided the background music.
Another delight of the Christmas season is the special music at this time of year. As Audrey Dahlsjo accompanied them on the piano, the members enjoyed singing the familiar and favourite carols of the season.
Tisdale Chapter members had brought wrapped Christmas gifts and throughout the afternoon numbers were drawn and the members were able to select a gift off the gift table.
With a final Christmas greeting, everyone left for home having enjoyed the meal, the entertainment, the music, and the socializing.
Images by: Darlene McCullough, Mrs. Donnan and Timothy Shire
Video by: Timothy Shire