Granisle seniors receive donation

a cheque of $2000 from Babine Community Forest was presented for the group to purchase dishes for the Granisle Seniors Association Hall

At the Granisle Seniors Association general meeting on Nov. 24, a cheque of $2000 from Babine Community Forest was presented to a vice chair member for the group to purchase dishes for the Granisle Seniors Association Hall.

“With our aging population, the dishes are too heavy for us to carry. But there are these corelle dishes that are much lighter,which we have purchased from Reistma’s Home Hardware. And they were so kind to give us a nice discount on them too,”said Diane Stryd, chair of Granisle Senior Association.

What goes around comes around, and when you have a group of people doing the best they can to contribute into a community, someone or some other group is bound to recognize that and pay it forward.

“We like to help out people that are trying to help other people. The seniors supply meals for all these different functions, and the ladies are getting elderly, and the plates that they had were those old heavy china plates that weigh about 10 lbs a piece,so I thought it would be a good idea for the Babine Community Forest to donate some money to purchase new dinnerware.The seniors had been [applying] for a grant, that wasn’t going through though. With Christmas supper coming up along with other holiday dinners, I thought this would be a great time for them to purchase these plates, commented Larry Carlson,Director of Babine Community Forest.

“Reitsma’s Home Hardware is proud to be able to assist the Granisle Seniors Association by giving them a discount on their corelle purchase. The Granisle Seniors Association like most non-profit organizations helps so many people day to day that we wanted to help them in our own small way. We didn’t think we were doing anything above and beyond. This is just what we do to help those that help others,” commented Troy Reitsma, owner and manager of Reitsma Home Hardware.

The Granisle Seniors Association is grateful to be receiving this donation, and to be so well supported by organizations and businesses from Granisle and Houston.