Members of the Tweed and Disrrict Horticultural Society ushered in the holiday season at their Christmas Pot Luck dinner on December 5. Bright red tablecloths, fresh cedar and pine boughs, Santa and snowmen figurines and pointsettia plants created a very festive atmosphere.
The members continued to showcase their culinary talents with a variety of delicious dishes….roast turkey, ham, potatoes, vegetable casseroles, bakes beans, meatballs, quiche, rolls and a variety of salads. The dessert table was laden with plates of cookies, tarts, trifle, pie, squares and even grapes for the healthy minded members!!!! Punch, wine, tea and coffee completed the menu!
Jean Clark thanked the members for their volunteer hours during 2017. The members donated more than 2000 hours to the club through various activities.
Several members were presented with the 5, 10 and 20 year pins to recognize their years of service to the club. Congratulations to these members!
Linda Holmes and Joan Morton shared the annual video that highlighted the club’s activities during 2017…speakers, trips, AGM meetings, workshops, plant sale, 150 celebrations, Tweed Fair….such an active group! The video was enjoyed by all and a very special thanks to Linda and Joan for coordinating this presentation.
Then it was time for……”Quarter Frenzy”….a bidding game that uses quarters to bid. Dave and Penny did a great job keeping the game on track and ensuring that ALL members dropped their quarters in the cup as they bid!!! There was lots of excitement as members bid for the items….shortbread cookies, wine, an enormous poinsettia plant, Christmas cake, maple syrup, birdfeeders, table runners, cookie jars and a variety of Christmas items. Several lucky members won three prizes!!!
To conclude the meeting, members also had the opportunity to win poinsettia plants…lots of fun was had by all.
Wishing all our members a joyous holiday season and best wishes for 2018!
NOTE: First meeting for 2018 will be Tuesday February 6 @ 7:00 pm at the Tweed Library. Annual memberships will be on sale at the meeting.