By Louise Calvert-Dale
The Carley Hall Pasta Supper/Silent Auction was a resounding success this year with both sittings sold out. These events require a dedicated Board team who work for months ahead of time to collect donations, prepare pasta sauce, advertise the event, sell tickets and line up volunteers. Congratulations to the Carley Board for their amazing efforts. Thanks to the Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society. Thanks to Carley Gill for getting the word out there on Facebook and to Hank Meyer for his work on our website. Thanks to our new Community at Large members Andrew Yorke, Colette McCutcheon and Sue Pogue and to community members who helped work the event: Karen Robbins, Pat Franklin, Marilyn Freisen, Bunny Patterson, Kelly Meyer, Rodney Gill, and Ian Webb.
We thank the many corporate donors for their contribution to the silent auction and the event: Chelsea Chocolates, Egos Garden Centre, Hardwood Ski and Bike, Kelsey’s Restaurant, Kristy La Bouge Massage Therapy, Mariposa Massage Therapy, Mariposa Market, Midland Toyota, Newman Farms, Orillia and District Vet, Orillia Hyundai, Rogers Automotive, Sally Todd Massage and Osteopathy, Township of Oro-Medonte, Trillium Retirement Living King Place and Zehyrs.
We thank individuals who donated to the auction: Rick and Chris Anderson, Nell Bergsma, Lucille Blaney, John Bleasby, Barb Coutanche, Peter Dale, Brian and Jill Jones, Tracy Kelly, Melissa Oakley Marsha MacDonald, Karen Styles, Brendan Wallace, Ian Webb. We thank our Board members for their contributions to this auction. My humble apologies for any omissions to this list.
Carley Community Hall gratefully acknowledges the work of Vickie and Lawrence Douglas who continue to work on our cedar rail fence adding to the authentic historical appearance of our landscaping.
Mark Saturday September 29 on your calendar. It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving. Come and visit the Carley Art and Tea Room during the Open Doors/Culture Day. Doors are open 10 am -3 pm with guest local artists and a free tea with treats for the public to enjoy.
The next event will be Saturday October 6 during the Thanksgiving Studio Tour where we provide a homemade lunch at our Thanksgiving Tea 11 am – 3 pm. There will be more information coming on this event.
Carley Community Hall continues to receive enquiries for rentals for the spring and summer.
The “country way” is alive and well at Carley Community Hall: people supporting one another, teamwork, giving back to community. We hope you will come out and be a part of our dynamic volunteer team or simply attend our fundraising functions. It’s a great way to meet neighbors or make new friends.
The Hall is yours to rent for a minimal fee- a perfect location for reunions, weddings, showers, meetings, workshops, art classes and more. Please put this lovely century building to use.
Carley Community Hall is located at 396 Warminster Sideroad between Line 8 and Line 9. For bookings call the Township of Oro-Medonte at 705-487-2171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.