The Big Creek Hall was full of ladies when we had our annual Ladies Christmas pot luck lunch and gift exchange on Dec. 12.
Nearly all the ladies from Big Creek were there and guests from Hanceville and Alexis Creek brought the number of ladies to a whopping 26.
There was a fantastic array of food to enjoy and a lot of laughter as we exchanged gifts and then proceeded to “steal” from one another with a few of the more coveted gifts exchanging hands more often than the rest. It was a great way to get the Christmas spirit started.
On Dec. 24 there was another happy Christmas Eve party at Twilight Ranch this year when Gord and Diana Puhallo opened their home and hearts with a great spread of good food and hospitality.
A delicious Christmas dinner was served with a huge assortment of delicacies including their famous perogies. 2012 marked the 17th year that Gord and Diana have been welcoming members of the community into their home for this fabulous Christmas Eve party.
New Year’s Eve saw the community gathered at the Big Creek as usual to dance the new year in.
A potluck supper started the evening at 6 p.m. The Skidmarks Band supplied the lively music for dancing. At midnight, Iris passed sandwiches around after a cascade of colourful balloons rained down from the ceiling honouring the arrival of 2013. Coffee was always on.
Happy New Year to all from all of us at Big Creek!