Redneck Weekend in Forest Grove a huge success for participants, organizers

Community news happening around the Forest Grove area of the South Cariboo

At the Redneck Olympics on Aug. 9

At the Redneck Olympics on Aug. 9

The Redneck Weekend was a winner all round with a great number of people attending the festivities and enjoying the bright sunshine gentled by a soothing breeze.

Saturday’s Redneck Olympic at the Legion Park took off with vigour amidst loads of laughter and applause, with fun prizes won by many.

Then it was time for the annual appreciation of outstanding helpers and attendees. The gold medal went to Courtney Jaeb, Ron Bratberg won the silver and Heather van Osch took the bronze.

Special recognition was given to Walter Janke for his culinary efforts and Karla Barrie for running the games.

Sunday’s Redneck Regatta saw four entries Loco 261 (race winner), Blue By You (best boat), Logger Chix (best costume) and Milk Bozers (best team).

Delicious “haystacks” and hotdogs were dished up by members of the Forest Grove 94 Lions and members of the Forest Grove Legion, as well as other volunteers.

Locals and visitors alike cheered the boat race participants, enjoyed a dip in the lake, and chatted with friends new and old. Many participated in the water balloon slingshot game, while Sandy Ellis won the “guess the smarties” contest.


Ball game

Despite the rain, seven people came together on the fields behind the Forest Grove Community Hall on Aug. 6 to play drop-in slo-pitch.

Experience levels varied from absolute beginner to advanced players and everybody got a chance to play.

Great fun was had by all and it was decided to make this a weekly event every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

So, whether you are ready to pitch, bat and catch, or prefer to simply sit in the bleachers and cheer, everybody is welcome.


Legion picnic

Legion members and guests are invited to the annual family picnic at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 261-Forest Grove Park on Aug. 24 from noon to 4 p.m.

Please bring a potluck salad, hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided.


Quilt winner

The long awaited draw for the beautiful quilt took place at the Forest Grove Legion on Aug. 9.

Janine North was the lucky winner.