Thirty-two seasoned bridge players in teams of four each competing for first place kicked off the 39th Annual Memorial Weekend Fiesta Days celebration at the .
The Bridge Tournament is a major component in the senior programming that takes place throughout the year at the Community Center.
“It’s thrilling to be a part of the tradition of the Fiesta Days,” said, Deb Jordan, the Community Center’s Executive Director. “Our bridge club is a vibrant part of our long history and to see the auditorium filled with such serious card players was fascinating to watch.” she added.
Malak Peterman, a La Canada resident not only oversees the bridge club but acted as the coordinator and emcee of the tournament. In her introductory remarks Peterman commented, “We are blessed and thankful for the Community Center for providing us with a place to meet, play bridge, and develop new friendships.”
“Rubber Bridge” is most often played for fun, but in last Friday’s tournament there were bountiful gift baskets for the top winners. The tournament was followed by dinner served by the Community Center staff and volunteers from La Cañada Flintridge high schools. Between rounds, Miss La Cañada Flintridge and her Royal Court stopped by to meet the bridge players.
Tournament winners included 1st place - John Hindsill, 2nd place - Jerry Sill, and 3rd place - Hildy Mueller.