The Big Lake Orchestra was part of the evening’s entertainment and they (literally) sang for their suppers. From left to right are: Jenny Howell

The Big Lake Orchestra was part of the evening’s entertainment and they (literally) sang for their suppers. From left to right are: Jenny Howell

Cattlemen’s banquet a popular benefit fundraiser

More than 100 guests enjoyed the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association annual Beef Bonanza benefit dinner at the Point Restaurant May 6.

More than 100 guests enjoyed the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association annual Beef Bonanza benefit dinner at the Point Restaurant banquet room May 6.

The event, the seventh annual, is now so fairly well-known that it is anticipated and sold out, sometimes with a waiting list.

Hosted by the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association public affairs and education committee, the dinner was started as a way to highlight awareness about the local beef production industry.

The dinner menu always features beef in the starter course,  supplied by Margetts Meats, and the main course supplied by Save-On-Foods.

This year’s guests enjoyed a kabob/salad starter and beef Wellington for the main course.

Proceeds from the dinner are always designated for a local charity, community group or worthy cause that will benefit Williams Lake and area residents and is different each year.

To further that purpose the committee strives to get sponsorship for as many of the dinner and entertainment costs as possible, and the response, by local businesses and individuals, has been tremendous.

Entertainment was provided by the Big Lake Orchestra.

Also graciously volunteering her time to sing for her supporter  was Sharon Woods of Williams Lake on guitar and vocals.

The audience thoroughly enjoyed both performances of the evening.