Whist Drives organized by the Matharpacady Residents Welfare Association at St. Isabel’s High School hall have completed four and half years. The Whist Drive on Tuesday evening, 14th January 2020 was under the leadership of Dennis Baptista and Stanislaus 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 Cakes 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. Avelino Rosario, with 89 points was the first prize winner with highest points. The prize for the highest score in the first half was shared by Ms. Joan Nazareth and Mr. Derrick Valladares with 49 points each and the prize for the highest score in the second half was awarded to Mr. Assis Pereira with 48 points. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was given to Ms. Areta Pereira (65 points) and the prize for the gent with the lowest score was given to Mr. Stanislaus Baptista (64 points). They all received the gifts to much applause from all the others present.
Before the commencement of the second half, Mrs. Irene Nazareth requested all to stand for a minutes silence to pray for the soul of Mr. Mariano Vaz who expired in December 2019. Mr. Dennis Baptista, thanked the participants for making this a happy memorable function, besides the Trustees & Management of St. Isabel’s High School for the use of their premises. Many thanks to Mrs. Joanita DaCosta for the delicious chocolates given to all the participants and also to one of our participants who donated the snacks. The next Whist Drive would now be held on Tuesday, 18th February 2020 at 6.00 pm. 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.