Community pulled together for holidays

Gisele Poliseno’s regular correspondence for the Watch Lake/North Green Lake area

The Watch Lake/Green Lake Community Association’s (WLGLCA) Christmas dinner on Dec. 8, at the Watch Lake Community Hall (WLCH), was a huge success with 60 guests attending. The wonderful buffet with an assortment of foods including turkey, ham and all the trimmings was served. After dinner, Santa, Mrs. Santa and the elves arrived and wrapped gifts were given out to all the children that attended. The baskets and door prizes were also drawn at the end of the evening. Everyone had a wonderful time. A big thank you goes to Safeway, the individuals that donated items for the prizes, all the hardworking volunteers who decorated the community hall, took care of the registration of the guests, helped during the course of the evening, and all who brought food for the dinner. Without all of you, this would not have been a success.

Christmas Hampers

The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (WLNGLVFD) would like to thank Sandy Wilson for organizing the Christmas hampers and everyone who contributed. Sandy was very pleased with the community response. She collected enough food and cash donations over December to assemble five baskets for distribution to the families in need from our area. All the families who received the Christmas baskets were overwhelmed and really appreciated the kindness. A huge thank you, once again, to Sandy Wilson for her hard work and the 70 Mile Store that made room and allowed the fire department to have the donation boxes in their store.

Watch Lake Community Hall

If you would like to rent the Watch Lake Community Hall (WLCH) for receptions like weddings or anniversaries, birthday parties, get-togethers, meetings and other activities, please contact Joni Guenther at 250-456-7330. She will gladly book the days you require for that special day.

Calendar

– The WLNGLVFD meets twice a month during the winter. The next couple of practices will be on Jan. 8 and 22. New volunteers are always welcome. If you can find the time, come and join. If you want more information, please contact Fire Chief Guy Poliseno at 250-395-9082 or Deputy Chief Mark Bulman at 250-456-2151.

– The Watch Lake Community Association meets every second Wednesday of the month at the WLCH. Social at 7 p.m. with the meeting commencing at 7:30 p.m.

– Watch Lake & District Women’s Institute (WLDWI) meets every third Wednesday of each month at the WLCH at 11:30 a.m. Bring a lunch. New members are welcome.

Let me know

If you have community events, get-well, birthday or anniversary wishes or new you would like to share with the community, call the writer at 250-395-9082 or email at gisele.poliseno@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you.

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