Whist Drive – 15th January 2019


Whist Drives organized by the Matharpacady Residents Welfare Association at St. Isabel’s High School hall have completed three years.  The Whist Drive on Tuesday evening, 15th January 2019  under the leadership of Dennis Baptista and Stanislaus Baptista. The  thirty two 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 – Mrs. Brenda Texeira, with 90 points was the first prize winner with highest points. The prize for the highest score in the first half was awarded to Mr. Dennis Baptista with  49 points and the prize for the highest score in the second half was awarded to  Ms. Marie Pereira with 52 points. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was given to Mrs. Clare Figueiredo  (67 points) and the prize for the gent with the lowest score was given to Mr. Avelino Rosario (61 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 and the piping hot tea served at the break. The next Whist Drive would now be held on Tuesday, 5th February 2019 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.


Author: Stanislaus Baptista

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