Big Creek News: round-up full of fun

The annual Big Creek Roundup held Sept. 10th at the Big Creek Hall was the usual fun-filled event on a warm and sunny day.

The annual Big Creek Roundup held Sept. 10th at the Big Creek Hall was the usual fun-filled event on a warm and sunny day.

The good folks who came early to camp out behind the hall did a great job of cutting the grass and tidying up all around the premises making the place look neat and clean.

We extend our warmest thanks to Ken Ratcliff, Wayne Burke, Caroline Palmatier, Elmer and Rosanne Ratcliff, Lorne Buckle, Clay and Cami Palmatier, Alfred and Helen George, and Arne and Diane Bowe — for that is all they will accept. Though the day was warm and sunny a cheery campfire burned to boil coffee, cook wieners and toast buns for a mid-day snack.  The game of horseshoes saw lots of action throughout the day.  The overall winners were Kevin Scallon and Don Swan.

The fair tent was crowded with everything from canning to croquet, baking to braiding and people browsing and bidding. Jill Mowbray was in charge, with assistance from Grace Brethauer and Trena Plummer. Judges were Maud Killam, Sue Carlson and Malcolm Mowbray. Aggregate winner was Gerry Coulthard in the adult class and Brittany Zimmer for the juniors.

At 6 p.m. the usual great feast was laid on. This included juicy roast beef, cooked to perfection by Dave Graham, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and many fresh salads made by the Big Creek ladies.

There was homemade bread, lots of butter, homemade pies and whip cream, all for just $15, which also included admission to the lively dance that followed.

Music for the dance was supplied by Glenn Klassen on lead guitar, Bernie Soloman on drums, and Tanya Hutch on base.

This good music kept the dancers on their toes until early morning.

The 21st annual Big Creek Round Up was a great success and marked the 80th year since the hall was built. The tongue and groove floor in the Big Creek Hall, laid by Jimmy Scallon and Frank Witte 80 years ago, is still smooth and strong and the best dance floor in the country.