Published: December 7. 2016
According to Red Lake’s oldest resident Florence Carlson you don’t have to feel like a senior to attend the senior’s dinner. Addressing those gathered for the annual event last week Carlson noted she has heard many declare, “I am not old enough to be a senior.”
On Nov. 29 149 guests sat down to a table service turkey dinner thanks to the support of the community and dedicated volunteers. The yearly Seniors Dinner is open to any resident over the age of 60 and their companion. A further 28 meals were delivered to those who are unable to leave their homes.
Planning committee members note Red Lake Lions Club, Sobeys, the local taxi companies, the Municipality of Red Lake, the Royal Canadian Legion and many others sponsored the dinner. During the evening representatives from both the Pioneer Club and Whispering Pines Seniors Centre spoke to the crowd along with municipal spokespeople. Angela Feigl made a financial presentation to the Red Lake Lions that was accepted by Linda Grunewald.
Murielle Goodwillie, Leah Gents and Lucy Cianci were also recognized for their years of service on the planning committee. Goodwillie attended the first dinner as a volunteer and for the first time in the event’s 44-year history enjoyed dinner with friends.
(seen above) Florence Carlson (left) with daughter in law Enid.