Community Herald: Tribute paid to Woodbine Family for ensuring hot meals to seniors since 2007

MLA Stephen Gough with Woodbine Family Assoc. volunteers Barb Burke, Kathy Fougere and Mureena Hebert and Counc. Brad Johns (Sackville - Beaver Bank) at Brown Hall in Beaver Bank. (L-R)
MLA Stephen Gough with Woodbine Family Assoc. volunteers Barb Burke, Kathy Fougere and Mureena Hebert and Counc. Brad Johns (Sackville – Beaver Bank) at Brown Hall in Beaver Bank. (L-R)

A small group of dedicated volunteers were recognized for their tireless community spirit in front of a bustling table-filled room in Beaver Bank last week. The Woodbine Family Association has been dishing-up hot meals to seniors for more than seven years.

By 11 a.m. the little room in Brown Hall, along Beaver Bank Rd. was almost full with hungry locals enjoying home-cooked liver, onions and bacon, spinach salad and vegetables, followed by dessert, for a meager $5.

“We do a lot for people…Kathy started it about seven-years-ago with a government grant and her whole idea was, there are seniors out there who cannot afford a hot meal,” said Barb Burke, one of the eight volunteers being awarded certificates of recognition by MLA Stephen Gough (Sackville-Beaver Bank).

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