This letter is a big thank you to VantageOne Credit Union’s Great Gobble Giveaway, from the Vernon Senior Citizens Recreational Society (the Halina Seniors Centre).
VantageOne Credit Union played a big part in assisting us in putting on our 40th annual Christmas luncheon and dance by providing us with 15 turkeys for the event.
The event started at 11 a.m. and was finished at 4:30 p.m.
We had just over 250 seniors from the City of Vernon and its outlying area attending.
They all enjoyed the wonderful turkey luncheon with all the trimmings (catered by Donna Lapp and her wonderful volunteers), and the incredible entertainment provided by Bert Jensen (fiddle player and singer), Linda Duthie (piano player), the Halina Pattern Dancers accompanied by the Melody Pals and the versatile Backyard Band.
The celebration was attended by MP Colin Mayes, his assistant Tammy Martin, Coun. Patrick Nicol, Jim Couglin, facility manager, Doug Ross, director of recreation services, and Ervin Albert, officiating for the Halina Seniors Centre and accompanied by Anne Moore.
We are looking forward to doing this again Dec. 17 with help from the community and volunteers.
Rosemary O’Neal, manager
Halina Seniors Centre