A special thank you goes to the men who used a bucket truck to put up the Christmas lights on the outside of the Watch Lake Community Hall. Using a bucket made the job so much easier.
Thanks also to all who donated their old lights and the ladies who helped to sort them and test each bulb a couple of days before the lights were put up.
As Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (WLNGLVFD) Auxiliary president, I would like to thank Little Horse Lodge owners Rick and Carol Weiler for letting us participate at their bike rally again and also the individuals who purchased tickets.
We sold 50/50 tickets for several hours on Aug. 18 and raised $364. The moose turd count was also fun and unusual. The final count was 941. The money raised will go into a fund for purchasing equipment for the fire department.
The auxiliary still has raffle tickets available. We have a few booklets left and would love to sell them all.
The first prize is king size quilt; second prize nine- by nine-foot gazebo; third prize, hammock; and fourth prize is a handmade kite.
The draw date is Sept. 15. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. All it takes is one ticket to win.
Anyone interested in purchasing tickets from a member, please contact me at 250-395-9082.
• The WLNGLVFD practice is on Tuesday at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome. If you would like more information, contact Andy Palaniak at 250-456-7460.
• WLNGLVFD Auxiliary’s next meeting will be on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Sonny Johnson Memorial Fire Hall (Hall #2). For more information, contact the writer.
• Watch Lake-Green Lake Community Association’s next meeting is on Sept. 17 at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Social at 7 p.m.; meeting at 7:30.
• Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Social and crafts at 11 a.m.; meeting commences at 12:30 p.m. Bring a lunch.
If you have community events, weddings, get-well, birthday or anniversary wishes or any other news that you would like to share with our community, call me at 250-395-9082, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you.