May Banks recognized for volunteer work with Creek United

By Matthew McCully

Last week May Banks got quite the surprise from family and friends when she was brought to a special gathering where she was presented with a plaque in recognition of her years of volunteer work at Creek United Church in West Bolton.
Organized by Rod and Allison Bailey, the surprise reception was scheduled to coincide with Banks’ son visiting from Digby, Nova Scotia. “I got quite a shock,” commented Banks. “They presented me with a beautiful plaque,” she said, adding she truly appreciated the gesture. These days Banks is just getting settled in her new home at Résidence Excel Soins in Knowlton following health issues affecting her legs. Her son Terry was visiting to help her get set up and decorate for Christmas. Banks got suspicious on Thursday when Terry suggested they head downstairs to a concert. “There’s no concert today,” Banks replied, fully aware of the schedule of events at the residence. Even so her son managed to convince her there was some show happening and they should head downstairs to see.When they arrived, Banks noticed quite a few familiar faces. “Well what kind of meeting is going on today?” she asked. “Well,” replied Rod Bailey, “this meeting is in your honour.” “Some concert alright,” Banks joked. “It was just beautiful.” See full story in the Nov. 19 edition of the Brome County News.

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