Whist Drives organized by the Matharpacady Residents Welfare Association at St. Isabel’s hall have been a regular feature. The Whist Drive on Tuesday evening, 15th October 2019, was under the leadership of Stanislaus Baptista and Dennis Baptista. We had seven tables comprising of a total twenty eight participants in two sessions of six card games each. All the participants were eagerly applying their minds and skills at this enjoyable card game. Hot tea, Vegetable 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 91 points won the first prize with the highest points in both sessions. The prize for the highest score in the first half was given to Ms. Mary Ann D’Mello with 47 points and the prize for the highest score in the second half was awarded to Mr. Dennis Baptista with 48 points. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was given to Mrs. Judith Gore with 67 points and the prize for the gent with the lowest score was shared by Mr. Jeffrey Fernandes and Mr. Joaquim Sequeira with 70 points each. They all received their prizes 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. Isabels High School for the use of their premises. 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.