Here are 17 of the 24 Members at the celebration.
A group of over sixty people gathered on the afternoon of October 17th to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Amherst Island (Kingston Area) Branch. The party took place on the island, at The Lodge in the village of Stella. Island WI members were the hostesses, serving up warm hospitality, wine, punch, a fine array of savory nibbles, and an immense, beautiful cake, decorated with the WI logo in blue and gold icing.
Among the guests were several representatives of the Women’s Institute’s District level, Loyalist Township Reeve McEwen, Councilor Duncan Ashley, and many island residents. Brief speeches were made because fun and good conversation were the order of the afternoon. The President of the branch, Liz Harrison, made welcoming remarks, thanking the community for its support and for sharing in the celebration. She noted that even 110 years after the branch’s original formation in the fall of 1900, the current 24 members continue to make a difference in the island community.
The Tweedsmuir History Books were on display for guests to enjoy, and Liz stressed their value as a record of community history and incredibly fascinating reading. A good time was certainly had by all.