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Dickens Birthday Lunch "16

Montreal Dickens Fellowship
for the best of times

Dickens Birthday Luncheon February 2, 2016
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Place Dickens at L'Usine de Spaghetti

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Welcome to our Dickens' Luncheon

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Celebrating the 204th anniversary of Dickens' birthday

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Tables were decorated with cut-outs of Dickens characters, chocolate treats and a program

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Ellie welcomed everyone and gave an overview of the year to date and a preview of things to come

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19 of us gathered in

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the cozy back room "Dickens Place"

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Louise toasted the Fellowship

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Andrew Macdougall gave us a lively reading of

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Dickens's sentimental Christmas story "The Boots at Holly Tree Inn"

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Sylvia toasted the "Immortal Memory" of Charles Dickens and Ellie for her leadership

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Margaret Nicolai

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and Judith Elson gave us a very animated version of "The Magic Fishbone"

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Louise presented yet another spectacular birthday cake, this one bearing the image of Robert Buss's "Dickens's Dream"

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We raffled off prizes, collecting over $150 for the Tiny Tim Fund of the Montreal Children's Hospital.

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Many thanks to the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant for donating a $50. gift certificate as one of the prizes.

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which was won by enthusiastic member Tony D'Artistotile.

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Many thanks to our wonderful readers, Margaret,

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Judith

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and Andrew!

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Thanks to everyone for coming out in the chilly weather to celebrate!