The Order of the Eastern Star Ladies from The Pas met in Flin Flon yesterday afternoon. Member Joanne Waine says they arrived with fifty bags of Christmas gifts. She explains they’re used to be a chapter in Flin Flon which is now closed and their members that live here come to The Pas and they come up at Christmas time and give knitted toques and slippers and they put personal stuff in them like tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, toys and books for the kids and leave them at the Friendship Centre and the Women’s Shelter and they give them out for Christmas.
The gifts at the Friendship Centre were received by Hostel Manager Dora Parenteau. Flin Flon’s Jen Fell knits hundreds of mitts some of which are included in these packages with others going to area schools.