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Bloomingdale Women’s Institute

The Bloomingdale Women’s Institute held their monthly meeting on Monday, May 14th at the Bloomingdale United Church hall at 7:30 p.m.

A reminder was made of the Waterloo District 18th Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 23 at the Wanner Mennonite Church in Beaverdale at 1 p.m.  Registration is $10.  The Area District Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 3rd  in Alma.   Cost $30  and deadline is Friday, September 7th.  More details will be forth coming.

Roll Call and program asked the members to share a craft, song, story or something that has been meaningful to them.  Members showed many beautiful quilts, also quilted dresser tops, quilted table runners, and special homemade cards.  Some ladies gave  readings “friend for all seasons” and  one including a humorous 96 year old lady’s letter to a bank, another member spoke on her first job experience,  a cup and saucer from an early ancestor and letter from a great grandfather to his wife dated 1891 was shown by another member, and a heart-warming story of a son’s visit this past Mother’s Day.  An award recently received was shown and a display of carnival glass.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday afternoon with an afternoon tea at Abigail’s Tea Room in St. George.  Those wishing to attend are asked to meet an Bloomingdale United Church at 12 p.m. noon to carpool for 1 p.m.  Cost is $30 plus tax and tip.  If you have not made your wish to attend please contact the executive.

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