Great Summer’s End Dinner enjoyed by all

Correspondent says goodbye after three years of community reporting

The Watch Lake-Green Lake Community Association (WLGLCA) Summer’s End Dinner on Sept. 1 at the Watch Lake Community Hall was a great success.

Fifty-three diners enjoyed a marvellous roast beef on the bun feast. Thank you to all the chefs involved in making salads, pies and roasting the beef.

The silent auction saw some lively competition on a lawn mower, a Rod Gott painting and a laser level. The auction made $749.

The money raised will go towards the purchase of new tables and chairs for the community hall. Thank you to all our donators and supporters.

A special thank-you goes to an unexpected cash donor who just dropped in to see what was going on and only had a cup of coffee. He liked what he saw and said he would be back for future events.

Eleanor Bulman sends a big thank-you to all who helped do the setup and did the final clean up for the fun event.

Christmas lights

The name of the company that let the WLGLCA use their bucket truck for putting up Christmas lights was Falcon Equipment Ltd. and it was operated by Terry Friess.

Many thanks as it made the job a whole lot easier to do. Compliments were given on how nice the hall looked when the Christmas lights were on.

Raffle results

The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (WLNGLVFD) Auxiliary raffle ticket draw was held on Sept. 15.

There were 1,642 tickets sold and the net profit of the sale was $2,171.95. The auxiliary would like to thank all the individuals who purchased them.

The winners: first prize, king-sized “October Harvest” quilt, Kimberly Nathane; second prize, nine- by nine-foot gazebo, Cheryl Ludeman; third prize, hammock, Bonnie Lanosky; and the fourth prize, handmade kite, Katie Nathane.

Thanks to all the auxiliary members for their effort in selling these tickets.

Appreciation dinner

Come and join us at the Firefighters Appreciation Dinner to show our gratitude to the WLNGLVFD firefighters.

The auxiliary is planning this event for Oct. 20 at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Happy hour is from 5 to 6 p.m. and a potluck dinner will be served at 6.

The auxiliary will be supplying the turkey and ham for approximately 80 people. If you are interested in attending, please call Gisele at 250-395-9082 to let her know how many are coming, as well as, what food item you would like to bring for dinner.

It is a Halloween theme, so if you would like to dress up in a costume, it would be wonderful, but it is not compulsory. The deadline for the final count would be Oct.17 for setting up purposes. Hope to see you there.

Good-bye and thank you

It is time for me to say good-bye.

This is my last column that I will be writing as a correspondent for our area.

With being very involved in our community as a first responder, firefighter and volunteering in various organizations, as well as currently working full time, I feel I cannot give the attention this column deserves.

I will miss all the people who have shared their news with me and the time we have spent together.

I now pass this column to Vic Popiel. He is also the correspondent for 70 Mile House, so he is well informed and will do a great job.

Thank you to everyone once again. The past three years have been wonderful.