Friday, August 14, 2015

ANNUAL BARBECUE AT ANDREWS OF STRATFORD

THE STRUMMERS

His Honour with The Murphy Family


Here are a few photos taken yesterday at Andrews summer barbecue. So busy forgot to take a lot of photos! As always Terry and his staff excelled and we had great food to celebrate summer. We had the pleasure of the company of His Honour, the Lieutenant- Governor, Frank Lewis, as well as His Worship, the Mayor of Stratford, David Dunphy, along with the owners of Andrews, Ray and Carolyn Murphy and family. The Andrews Strummers were superb once again this week, and appreciated those non-residents who joined the group for the performance.As always Ann and Molly put on a great performance as "Just We Two".......fun and good food was had by all.


Monday, August 10, 2015

2015 ANNUAL SENIORS' SERVICE AT TRINITY UNITED CHURCH-CHARLOTTETOWN

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This morning at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown, the third annual Seniors' Church Service was held under the direction of the Reverend Dr. John Moses, with Donald Fraser leading the music for the service. The Andrews Strummers, that much sought after ukulele group from Andrews of Stratford, were the special guests and performed before and during the service. Reverend Moses gave a wonderful sermon about the bread of life and how bread has affected our cultures around the world, and how it relates to the life of Jesus and the people he ministered to.We all partook of the bread and wine to close the service. Following communion everyone departed to the gathering room for a light, but tasty lunch of a great variety of gorgeous sandwiches and the seniors' favourite, "SWEETS" and tea and coffee. The Strummers would like to thank the Trinity Pastoral Care committee and Rev. Moses for the invitation once again to participate in this wonderful event.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

St. DAVID'S UNITED CHURCH ANNIVERSARY IN GEORGETOWN



Here we are at St. David's 178th Anniversary Service in Georgetown for the second year in a row. Again The Reverend Barbara Cairns invited us back to play for one of her last services before she takes on a new charge in York and Stanhope. The guest speaker for the anniversary service was Heather MacLeod. The evening finished up with a traditional "Light Lunch" in their hall next door..WOW! Our thanks to Barbara for having us share in their service this evening. Our congratulations and good wishes to her as she moves to new challenges and as she has just become ordained in May. What a beautiful evening for a drive home(exactly like last year)







Saturday, July 25, 2015

7th ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC AND SMUGULELE HELD AT ANDREWS OF STRATFORD Plus LT.GOV. of PEI VISITS ANDREWS



As SMUG will wind down for the summer months, we,as always, finish up with our annual summer picnic and SMUGULELE. Since the Campbells have sold their cottage it was not possible to have it once again "at the shore", but due to the kindness of Sharon, the activity director at Andrews of Stratford we were able to have it there and inside as well. It has been very cool on PEI lately so we decided early in the morning the activity room would be our best bet.We sang songs for an hour and a half, then Diane brought the pizza and with lemonade and cookies supplied for us by Andrews, we finished our glorious feast with a birthday cake for the director....a great and pleasant surprise. The highlight of the day was having Andrews Strummers play along with us. An opportunity for the Strummers to play some different songs taken from our SMUG songbook. With 30 voices bellowing out some very old and familiar songs, the activity room was very much in evidence this morning. . Thanks to the Strummers for being with us and to Sharon for giving up her Saturday to be with us and hostess for our big event.

Last week the Lieutenant-Governor of PEI, the Honourable Frank Lewis made his first visit to Andrews of Stratford pn the occasion of Andrew's Annual Strawberry Social.. He was just returning from a fishing expedition in Newfoundland and came directly from the airport. His Honour gave a wonderful salutation on his arrival and spent time with each resident of Andrews. Let's hope this will not be his last visit during his tenure.


You will find two videos of the picnic further down the line, and as always the photos can be enlarged by double clicking!






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