Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ryder Lake News

Potluck Power

Dinner at Hall a huge success

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, RLFI


nother 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 bit hit).


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 day.

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.



Copyright (c) 2013 The Valley Voice