The youngest participant in the Poker Ride was Memphis Swaan

McLeese Lake barbecue well attended

The McLeese Lake Recreation Hall was the sight of a great fun-filled community barbecue held in mid June.

The McLeese Lake Recreation Hall was the sight of a great fun-filled community barbecue held in mid June.

The event was a poker ride/free barbecue celebration for the community.

There were well over 50 residents who attended the event with more than 35 of them being registered riders.

The poker run started at the hall and the participants rode to several sites to pick up a playing card with the hopes of ending up with the best five-card poker hand.

Local resident Maj Sutherland had the best hand for a good part of the time, but in the end the winner of the poker ride was Kim Turgeon.

She generously donated $100 back to the recreation society out of her winnings.

The ride and barbecue were a lot of fun as several residents enjoyed visiting with friends and acquaintances.   A huge thank you goes out to M & M Meats, Meeks Welding and the Water Factory for their donations.

Of course, this event could not have happened without the wonderful organizational skills of Howie Chamberlin and his two chefs Jackie King and Raelynn Petrisor.

Thanks to all volunteers and participants for making this event a huge success.

We would also like to thank Cariboo Regional District Area D Director Deb Bischoff for attending this event, as well. It is always great to see her.

The hall committee would like to advise local residents that another community barbecue is planned for late summer.  Posters will be put up at local businesses so please watch for the signs.

The committee would also like to remind residents that monthly meetings are held at the hall on the first Wednesday of every month (subject to change).

They are always looking for volunteers to help out at events.

If you have any fundraising ideas or need to address the committee on certain issues, please feel free to attend.

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