Following are a few photos of the proceedings.
|Two anniversary cakes graced the buffet of sandwiches and vegetables.|
Pierrette Grégoire - vice-president, Chantal Ménard - West Island Volunteer director
asked long-time member Lillian Fogerty to cut the cake.
of service to Lachiners offered by the Western Lachine Meals on Wheels organization.
She singled out Doris Stewart as one of the 40 year members.
Lois Pavlasek, another originator, was not present.
greetings and thanks from Volunteer West Island
served last year than in the previous year. With the price increase from $2.00 to $2.50 the operating loss
per meal reduced from 51¢ to 21¢. Donations from outside groups and individuals made up the difference.
She mentioned that there is a question whether home-made cookies will be permissible for Christmas
this year, given concerns about H1N1 virus. Chantal Ménard will consult Volunteer West Island re the policy.
Pierrette also noted that this year's Christmas meals will include small gifts (see the place mat and
basket at right) and asked for donations to help defray the cost of the gifts.
Originally the Summerlea group served all Lachine, until other groups were formed to serve eastern Lachine.
The meals were originally carried in a metal box with a charcoal burner in the bottom to keep the meals warm.
This was quite successful except for the smoke and occasional spilled charcoal in the car.
and to all the Meals on Wheels volunteers
who so faithfully help to make life a little better for Lachine seniors.