The Trail Association Activity Centre was a hub of giggles

Mom is Number One

The Trail Association Activity Centre was a hub of giggles, chatter and lots of hugs for moms Thursday afternoon.

The Trail Association Activity Centre in downtown Trail was a hub of giggles, chatter and lots of hugs for moms Thursday afternoon.

The Mother’s Day Tea, Luncheon and Bazaar was hosted by the Trail Association for Community Living staff and in the midst of treats and tea in delicate china, mothers were front and centre in the celebration.

“I think the world of my mom, she is special in my eyes,” said Patricia Soto, as she looked at her mother Lita Hanna, with teary eyes. “She has always been there for me and I love her so much.”

This weekend during the Silver City Days procession through town, Soto said she’ll be part of the Special Olympics group, but first her mom is helping make a Greek-themed costume.

“She’s going to help me make it, and something for my hair. And she’s going to come and see me in the parade. She’s the best mom.”

On Mother’s Day this Sunday, Soto is taking Lita to church, breakfast and later in the day, treating her to lunch.

“She is a wonderful daughter,” Lita added.

Sometimes, words aren’t needed to express how a person feels about their mother.

When Travis Taggart’s aunt Debbie asked what his mom meant to him, Travis didn’t speak, instead he pointed to his heart.

At another table, three generations of women, Tara Cromarty, Christette Cromarty and Margaret Cromarty, sipped tea and chatted about their deep ties to each other.

When Tara thinks of her mom Christette, she thinks the word “happy.”

Dancing, baking and going on road trips, like one to see Shania Twain in Vancouver brings a wide smile to Tara’s face.

Christette grins when she thinks of her mother Margaret’s years of being a support and help with raising Tara.

“She’s given lots of support and lots of love and with Tara’s special needs, it takes a whole family to be involved to give a good life,” said Christette. “We do lots of nice things together, like this beautiful Mother’s Day tea to celebrate life, it’s important.”

Silver City Days annual Family Day Festival in the Park celebrates Mother’s Day Sunday in Gyro Park from noon until 5 p.m.

 

 

 

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