Whist Drive – 27th February 2018

The Matharpacady Residents’ Welfare Association organised their Whist Drive at St. Isabel’s High School on Tuesday, 27th February 2018.  Mr Gerard Viegas handled this Whist Drive with support from Mrs. Carole Viegas, Mr Dennis Baptista and Mr Percy D’Souza. Twenty Eight participants and other guests were warmly greeted by the Mr. Gerard Viegas and the other committee members as they entered the  hall.  Participants, four a table, were seated at numbered tables to enjoy this competitive card game.  The whist drive was in two sessions of six games each.  Gerard Viegas summarized the rules and regulations. Dennis Baptista played a notable supervisory role as a judge to ensure fair play. Percy D’Souza captured these moments on camera for us. Light refreshments of hot tea, biscuits and Chocolate cakes were served at the break in sessions.  The Chocolate Cake was sponsored by one of our players. Highest scorers were awarded generous cash prizes.  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 went to Ms. Philo Nazareth with 50 points. The prize for the highest score in the second half was awarded to  Mrs, Mildred Braganza  with 49 points. The prize for the lady with the lowest score was given to Mrs. Maureen D’Souza  (65 points) while the prize for the gent with the lowest score was given to Mr. Archie Coelho (65 points). They all received the gifts to much applause from all the others present.

Mr. Gerard Viegas, thanked all the participants and guests for making this a happy memorable function. Mr Dennis Baptista informed all about our next programme, “Flavours of the Village”,  scheduled for Saturday, 14th April 2018 from 5.00 pm onwards. Participants eagerly purchased Raffle tickets in anticipation of attractive prizes that were on offer. The draw for the same would be held at the Flavours of the Village programme. He  requested them to spread the word round.  He thanked the Management and Trustees of St. Isabels High School, for allowing us the use of the Hall and other amenities for all our functions.. The Welfare Associations purpose is to bring families closer together at these functions, by fostering a spirit of friendship and co-operation so as to strengthen and build the Catholic community.

Photographs – Courtesy : Percy D’Souza

Author: Stanislaus Baptista

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