Garrison, Slavin, Belleek and Kiltyclogher Mothers Union held their Closing Service and celebration of 50 years of the formation of the branch, on Wednesday 17th April in Kiltyclogher Parish Church.
Mrs Elizabeth Ovens (Branch Leader) welcomed founder, past and present members to the service and extended a very warm welcome to the Diocesan President, Dr Margaret Knox.
The service was led by Dr Knox who spoke on the theme for this year, The Seeds we Sow'. Mrs Elizabeth Ovens led the prayers and Mrs Doreen Earls read the lesson. The organist was Mrs Joy Graham.
A delicious meal was provided and served by the ladies of the branch in Garrison Church Hall after the service. The Anniversary cake was made by Joy Graham. Certificates were presented by Dr Knox to those present members who have been in the branch for 25 years and longer; Mrs Lily Graham 45 years, Mrs Sally Carson 43 years, Mrs Sadie Acheson 37 years, Mrs Elizabeth Ovens 27 years and Mrs. Gladys Graham 43 years.
Dr Knox wished the branch many more years of success. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.
Members who received long service certificates
Founder Members with Dr Margaret Knox
Branch Leader Secretary and Treasurer with Dr Knox
Cutting the Cake
Mothers' Union members past and present with Dr. Knox