Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Ryder Lake News
Dinner at Hall
a huge success
Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI
great event at the Ryder Lake Hall. Despite the concerns regarding Elk View
Road being open or closed, there were seven vendors and a thin but steady
stream of buyers all day and the weather turned out to be wonderful.
As usual, the kitchen offerings from Patrick and Dorothy of Ryder Lake
Incredible Edibles were amazing (the orange rolls with almond icing were a
I do have one request left over from the Flea Market - a lady was looking
for a used lawnmower. If anyone has one they wish to get rid of, email me
and I will pass your contact information on to this person.
In the evening about 50 people arrived with a wonderful array of dishes for
the pot luck dinner and everyone had a great time renewing old friendships
and getting to know some of our newest residents. (I was very pleased to
chat with Nettie Boyd, President of the Ryder Lake Women's Institute for a
few minutes after dinner.)
Our thanks to everyone who helped set up and take down, did kitchen duty and
helped carry things. All very much appreciated and helped make it a great
This event was to recognise the 50th anniversary of the opening of the
current Ryder Lake Hall building - August 7, 1963. In honour of this
occasion we also launched the newest collection of photos on display at the
Hall. Our thanks to those who donated photos and to Patrick Lynch for
printing and mounting them. This will be a living display with new photos
being added from time to time.
A major use of the Hall is for weddings and we are looking for photos from
these events to add a section highlighting weddings that have taken place at
the Hall. If you have photos of any Ryder Lake event you would like to
share, please contact us.
If you missed the pot luck there is another one in September. September 21
is the Ryder Lake Farmers' Market day with the Taste of Ryder Lake Pot Luck
Dinner in the evening. There is no charge to be a vendor at this event so
book a table if you or your children will have Ryder Lake produce you would
like to sell.
We are also trying to organize an Octoberfest Dinner and Dance for October
19. If you are interested in this event and would like to get involved in
organizing it, or helping put this event on, please contact me.
The last two Ryder Lake Hall community events of the year are the Christmas
Craft Fair December 7 and the Santa's Breakfast event on December 14.
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