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    Cecelia Sawyer answers the all-to-important question: was she naughty or nice? (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Inge Eichberg is happy to receive a present from the man in red. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Santa Claus gives Sue Ennis a big hug. She eagerly waits for this moment every year. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Verner Stresman has a chat with Santa before receiving his gift. (Photos by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)



Riverview Seniors Residence 36th annual Christmas Celebrations

By Dolly Currie

Posted on Thursday January 10, 2019

Residents at the Riverview Seniors Residence were delighted with Santa Claus’s annual visit. He came early from the North Pole on Wednesday December 19th, 2018 for the traditional 36th annual Riverview Christmas Dinner and Party.

The evening and the gifts were made possible through the planning and organization of Dolly and Greg Currie and among those offering their time and talents to the gathering were Eva Brushett, who was Santa’s Elf and Joan O’Zon, who was Santa’s lead Reindeer.

Kathy Byrne, Eva Brushett and Joan O’Zon assisted Dolly in decorating prior to this event.

As well, Edward Yahnke was the Smart Serve throughout the evening. The event took place in the Edwin Chow Community Room. The room was decorated in a festive motif, which set the Christmas mood.

Percy Hoffman and Friends provided the evening’s musical entertainment.

As in past years, Chris and Melissa St-Martin of Danny’s Restaurant & Steakhouse and their staff, with special thanks to Gail Wagner graciously catered a complete turkey dinner for all, who attended. Riverview resident Cecelia Sawyer prepared a table of tasty desserts. As well, special thanks is extended to Santa for his annual appearance and for distributing gifts to all in attendance with the assistance of his Elf and Lead Reindeer.

Prizes for this event were provided by Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer, Eva Brushett, AVON Representative and by the Currie’s. The event was well attended and the room was filled with Christmas spirit and cheer.