Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Ryder Lake News

Funds & Friends

Ryder Lake community comes together for Christmas cheer and a good cause

Submitted by Peter Whitlock, Ryder Lake Farmer's Institute


he Christmas Craft Fair was held yesterday at the Ryder Lake Hall and was a great community event. There were 19 tables with huge variety of Christmas gift ideas and a steady stream of persons taking advantage of the opportunity to pick up some unique locally crafted items.


The yummy cinnamon buns, curried sweet potato soup and home made chilli available from the kitchen of the Ryder Lake Incredible Edibles guys was a hit and the soup and cinnamon buns sold out by 2pm. There were Christmas trees donated by Carol Paloposki with proceeds ($20 a tree) going to the hall which was very kind of her and thanks to Herb Hinterberger for cutting the trees and bringing them to the Hall. There are still a few of those left if anyone wishes to pick one up - after Monday the rest are being donated to the Family Place in Chilliwack.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped decorate the Hall on Friday - it was a fun time and the donated baking items were wonderful.

A special thanks to Henry Pauls for refurbishing the sleigh donated by the Clegg family and to Cheryl Maycock and Marla Pitcher for great job painting it. It looks wonderful. The sleigh will be the focal point for the Breakfast with Santa event being held next Saturday.

We met some new neighbours, had some great conversations, ate wonderful seasonal foods and had a great time, plus raised some funds for the Hall. Thanks to everyone who came out to make this community event a memorable one.

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