Karin Menning, wrapped in the afghan she won in DLDVFD-LA’s annual quilt draw. Diana Forster photo.

Ladies Auxiliary’s annual raffle draw

Diana Forster’s regular correspondence for the Deka Lake area

The Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) Ladies Auxiliary’s (LA) annual raffle draw was held at Aug. 6’s fishing derby.

The quilt went to Sheila Bonter, and the electric boat motor was won by Don Herd.

Retired Deka firefighter Gary Parker won the wooden cheese platter created and donated by Gary Sayenchuk; and the LA’s Karin Menning won the afghan created and donated by LA member Debbie Patterson. Liam Dennison won the beautiful bird-house created by the LA’s Lorelei Jones.

The ladies sincerely appreciate the public support of this, their biggest fundraiser.

The LA’s next meeting is at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Volunteers will be required to assist with the upcoming Fall Dinner.

The LA’s annual Fall Dinner/Dance is Saturday, Oct. 13 with happy hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children aged six to 12, and wee ones eat for free. Tickets must be reserved by Oct. 10; call this writer.


We send warmest congratulations to Kyle Macmillan on his Sept. 1 marriage to Deka’s Amber Parker and wish the couple every future health and happiness.


Foot massages are back at the Interlakes Community Centre (ICC) as of Monday, Sept. 17. Call 250-593-4869 to book your half-hour spot between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Birthday bubbly goes to Carney Myers, who strikes a special number; and Dave McCaw. Congratulations to Natalie and Dave McCaw on their 23rd wedding anniversary, Sept. 16.


– Call the writer for contact numbers.

– The Log Cabin Quilters meet from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the ICC.

– Call 250-593-4869 to reserve for the ICC’s Oct. 6 dinner/dance.

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