Gracey Brunner is very happy to sit with Santa Claus and whisper what she wants for Christmas at the annual Christmas Pot Luck Supper and Auction held at McLeese Lake Hall in December. Next up for the community is the annual Winter Fun Day being held on Saturday

McLeese Lake community active with family-friendly events

McLeese Lake Hall was once again the place to be in December when the Recreation Committee organized the Christmas Pot Luck Dinner.

McLeese Lake Hall was once again the place to be in December when the Recreation Committee members organized the 16th Annual Christmas Pot Luck Dinner and Auction.

Several members of the community came out to support the Society, bringing appetizing food for the always highly anticipated supper.

You can never say enough about pot luck dinners. They are so delicious. Once again, there was a wide array of food to enjoy.

A huge thank you goes out to Kathy Suski, Cathy Carter, Jackie King and Dan Mousseau who cooked the turkeys and hams. After dinner, Samuel Culp entertained the crowd by playing the trumpet and then Colin Carter organized the playing of a cowboy video which ended with the true meaning of Christmas.

Next, the boys and girls where so excited to see the arrival of Santa who wanted to know if they had all been good throughout the year.

After the children received a small gift from Santa and were back in their seats, the fundraising auction started with Terry Fowler once again volunteering to be the auctioneer. He always does such an incredible job and we are happy to have adopted him into our McLeese Lake family.

With Terry’s help, more than $2,000 was raised with the funds going to renovations of the hall this spring and summer.

A very big thank you to all the volunteers who helped set up and clean up and thanks to the several businesses and residents who donated auction items. For that we are truly grateful.

Our annual supper and auction would not be the success it is without the generosity of the companies who donate items and the community members who bid on them.

The annual Winter Fun Day is being held on Saturday, Feb. 14 at the McLeese Lake Hall.

There will be food served, snowmobile runs, an ice fishing derby for coarse fish for kids age 12 and under and lots of visiting with fellow community members.

Come out and be a part of this fun day.

On Wednesday, March 4, we are pleased to welcome Saskia and Darrel Delaronde to our community, who have formed the musical group The Great Plains.

This concert will feature three different styles of music which includes blue grass, country and folk.

It sounds like it will be a great night of entertainment. Please watch the local venues for posters which will provide more information.

Also, mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 18 to attend the Annual General Meeting of the McLeese Lake Recreation Society at the local hall.

If you want to keep the events happening in McLeese Lake, we greatly encourage coming out and supporting the committee members in their quest to provide events for the residents.

They are always looking for new members to bring fresh new ideas on how to keep the hall open and provide different events to the community.  We’ll see you on March 18.

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