Whist Drives organized by the Matharpacady Residents Welfare Association at St. Isabel’s High School hall have become a regular feature since the past four years. The Whist Drive on Tuesday evening, 10th December 2019 was under the leadership of Stanislaus Baptista and Dennis Baptista. The twenty four happy participants were eagerly applying their minds and skills at this enjoyable card game in friendship and cheer, in two sessions of six card games each. Hot tea, Bread Rolls and Biscuits were freely served at the half time break.
Attractive cash prizes were awarded to many winners from the highest to even the lowest scores. The delighted recipients – Mr. Clifford Khan, with 92 points was the first prize winner with highest points. The prize for the highest score in the first half was awarded to Mrs. Claire Fernandes with 45 points and the prize for the highest score in the second half was won by Ms. Joan Nazareth with 46 points. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was given to Mr. Dennis Baptista (who played as a lady) with 70 points and the prize for the gent with the lowest score was given to Mr. Trevor D’Sylva (71 points). They all received the gifts to much applause from all the others present.
Mr. Dennis Baptista, thanked the participants and guests for making this a happy memorable function, besides the Trustees & Management of St. Isabel;s High School for the use of their premises He wished the participants, best wishes for the Christmas Season and the New Year. The Welfare Associations purpose is to bring families closer together at these functions, fostering a spirit of friendship and co-operation so as to strengthen and build the Catholic community.