Pleasant Meadow Manor resident proud of her decades of service
Pleasant Meadow Manor resident Effie Reid was recently honoured with a 50-year service pin from the ladies’ auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 52, for her five decades of service.
Effie, 89, served on the auxiliary’s executive committee and has also been elected as its sports officer. Additionally, she spent a lot of time volunteering in the kitchen to help with banquets, something she remains proud of.
“We always served good meals – we’d often hear how much people enjoyed them,” Effie tells The OMNIway.
There continues to be a reminder of Effie at the ladies’ auxiliary in the form of the “Effie cake,” which continues to be served during special occasions.
“We used to serve that every Thursday at the Kiwanis Club,” she chuckles. While the vanilla cake with fruit filling was not her recipe – she found it in a recipe book – it became a fixture at the ladies’ auxiliary and was christened the “Effie cake” in her honour.
“We would make it every time there was something special going on,” she says.
Aside from her work in the ladies’ auxiliary kitchen, Effie enjoyed playing darts and was a member of the bowling team.
“I loved that,” she says of her involvement with the bowling team.
Effie’s story was also profiled recently in a local newspaper. Her daughter brought in the clipping to show Pleasant Meadow Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Chris Garden, who contacted The OMNIway.
“Effie was always involved (with the ladies’ auxiliary) and I thought this would make a good article,” Garden says.
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