Big Creek Roundup a time for games, barbecue and dancing

A sunny day and a happy crowd made the Big Creek Roundup held at the hall on Sept. 8 another outstanding success.

A sunny day and a happy crowd made the Big Creek Roundup held at the hall on Sept. 8 another outstanding success.

A cheery campfire blazed where cowboy coffee was free for the taking and hot dogs were there for a donation thrown into a tin can.

The game of horseshoes was the usual focal point outdoors with Bob Bradshaw in charge.

Bradshaw and Tom Hodgson were the top players of the day.

New and a great addition this year were wagon rides donated by Roy Blatchford.  The wagon rides had a nice, old-fashioned, country feel to them as Blatchford drove his big high-wheeled wagon with a handsome team of matched grey mares, Dottie and Leah, down the old road that runs by the hall.

Jasmine Weetman and Dina Russell organized games for the kids.

They had fun with the sack races, three-legged races and such.

The country fair was displayed in a large tent near the hall where the Big Creek ladies took turns looking after it.

A sing song with guitar and harmonica accompaniment around the campfire filled the afternoon air with music.

Vern Mulvahill, Levi Purjue, Iris Witte and Lloyd Como and others contributed their talents.

Everyone looks forward to supper and it is never a disappointment.

Bradshaw carved juicy roast beef at the entrance to the hall with the flourish of a good, sharp carving knife.

Roasted potatoes, homemade bread, plenty of butter and an amazing selection of salads topped it off.  For dessert you had a choice of homemade pie with whip cream on top and seconds if you please.

Then the Skid Marks band with Glen Klassen, Tyler Witte and Les Johnson, filling in for Morgan Witte who was unable to attend, struck up a lively tune and dancers filled the floor.

The dance went on with hardly a break until 1 a.m. in the morning when another good time at Big Creek came to an end.

Thanks to all who made it such a success and so much fun.

Let’s do it all again next year.


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