It was a gala day in Winona last Wednesday, when Mr. and Mrs. John budge celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
Over 200 came from near and far to honour the bride and groom of 50 years, who received, accompanied by the best man, J.W. Hewitson, the bridesmaid, Mrs. A.E. Wilcox,the flower girl, Miss L. Stewart, and their daughter, Miss Evelyn Budge.
Among the gifts of flowers, which filled the house, was a basket of 50 yellow roses from Evelyn. In the evening the Women's Institute came in a group to present Mrs. budge with a life membership. She is a charter member of the first W.I. Mrs. Witmer made the presentation.
After the bride and groom cut the anniversary cake, tea was served with Mrs. Robert Duncan and Miss Mary MacGilvary presiding for the first hour, Mrs. Frank Smith and Mrs. Zimmerman for the second. In the evening Mrs. Emma Stewart and Mrs. John Miller; Mrs. Woodley and Mrs. J. Payne presided. Mesdames Wiley, Wilson, Richmond, O. Bell, Adkinson, F.J. Smith and Misses R. Bolton and M. Reed assisted in serving the guests. Mrs. B. Butchart and Mrs. Hill received at the door and Mrs. Nunn had charge of the guest book.