The Maples WI 100th Anniversary

Pictured L-R, back row: Donna Simpson, Doris Dodwell, Nancy Robinson, Shirley Robinson, Dorothy Hilliard and Joy Trimble.  Front row: Carol Butt, Vi Hayward, Mabel Graham and Pearl White-Newson.  Absent: Lenore Bullock, Suzanne Rayburn and Joan Tuckey.

Members of The Maples WI (Dufferin-Peel District, Central Area) celebrated their 100th Anniversary on May 29th (the actual date the Branch was formed 100 years ago) in the newly renovated High Country United Church, north of Orangeville.

Former Members were invited along with the daughters of deceased Members over the years as well as Members from other Branches in the District.  About 50 guests enjoyed a delicious lunch served by the church ladies and the anniversary cake was cut by two Members, Vi Hayward (who will celebrate her 100th birthday in August) and Mabel Graham.

Pictured L-R: Vi Hayward and Mabel Graham.

Provincial President, Evelyn Peck and Regional Board Director, Barbara Weese presented the 100 year pins to the Members.  Special guest was Steve Brown, Archivist from the Dufferin County Museum who did a “show and tell” using items that brought back many wonderful and humorous memories that took place at the community hall that The Maples once owned.  The Members formed a “kitchen band” and old favourite songs were sung by all.

It took a “Home & Country Centennial History Book” to stun a bumble bee that had decided to join the celebration.  The bee was later released.  The afternoon closed with picture taking and it was a great memorable day for all who attended.