Seniors celebrate year

2015-11-24 06:00
Members of the Farm Seniors Club received diplomas for their participation this year at a lunch and exhibition. PHOTOS: Samantha Lee

Members of the Farm Seniors Club received diplomas for their participation this year at a lunch and exhibition. PHOTOS: Samantha Lee

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For many companies, organisations and other entities, the work year is drawing to a close.

To thank its members for their dedication during the year, the Farm Seniors Club hosted a lunch and exhibition at the Recreation Centre on Friday last week.

About 15 locals belong to the club and spend most Tuesdays or Thursdays there. The club has been at the centre since its inception in 2004. It attracts residents from all over Mitchell’s Plain.

This year, everything from Christmas stockings and napkins to quilted blankets, vases and woven baskets were on display.

Centre manager Pauline Thompson says they have a variety of arts and crafts projects to cater for everyone.

“The projects feature painting and needle work. We give the members a time limit on projects and then we move on to something else,” she says.

One of the recent projects was a Christmas stocking made to be filled for their grandchildren as a gift.

The club opens again in February.

Margie Engelbrecht, a resident who has been attending the seniors club for the past two years, says she enjoys spending time with the group who has become her “family”.

“When I moved in to the area, I was very bored and my daughter told me to join a club. One day I decided to enquire. I never liked needlework before this but now I like it the most. My children can’t understand. I also like to take the projects we get and put my own touches on it,” she says.

The club members range from the ages of 55 and 80. All are welcome.

V For more information visit the Recreation Centre in Samantha Street, Montrose Park or call 021 376 1430.

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