Whist Drive – 23rd January 2018

Whist Drives organized by the Matharpacady Residents Welfare Association at St. Isabel’s High School hall have completed more than two years.  The Whist Drive on Tuesday evening, 23rd January 2018  under the leadership of Gerard Viegas, and Percy D’Souza, and a few of the other Managing Committee Members. 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. Clare Figueiredo, 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. Maureen Xavier with  50 points and the prize for the highest score in the second half was awarded to  Mrs. Marie D’Souza with 49 points. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was given to Mrs. Mildred Braganza  (57 points) and the prize for the gent with the lowest score was given to Mr. Trevor D’Sylva (64 points). They all received the gifts to much applause from all the others present.

Mr. Gerard Viegas, 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 and the piping hot tea served at the break. Dennis Baptista informed those present about the forthcoming Food Festival being organised by the Association on Saturday, 14th April 2018 at St. Isabel’s High School.  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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