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Christmas cheer for senior citizens

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

Some good old fashioned holiday cheer brought smiles to a sea of elderly faces at the R.H. Channing Auditorium yesterday. The Rotary Club of Flin Flon and their sister group, the Inner Wheel Club, welcomed about 300 seniors to the 49th Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party. "It's our way of saying 'thank you' to the seniors for making Flin Flon a unique and safe place to raise our families," smiled Rotarian Scott Davidson, who chaired the party. Comfortably filling rows of tables, the seniors enjoyed an afternoon packed with entertainment, including performances by the Flin Flon Community Choir, the Hapnot Collegiate Jazz Band and the Coppertones children's choir. The Rotarians and Inner Wheel members treated the seniors to coffee and dainties as they relaxed and enjoyed the sociable atmosphere. A highlight of the afternoon came when Santa Claus himself made a surprise appearance to help the Rotarians make a $1,500 donation toward the Flin Flon Lions Handi-van. The Rotarians made the donation on behalf of the seniors, many of whom depend on the Handi-van for transportation. As in previous years, the party, which has earned its place as popular local holiday tradition, was the result of the efforts of dozens of people. Members of the Kinsmen, Elks, and Lions and Lion L's clubs lent a hand to ensure the gathering was a success. The guests no doubt couldn't think of a better way to once again welcome the holiday season. Just 24 sleeps are left until Christmas.