Summer 2019 News


By Louise Calvert-Dale

The Carley Hall Pasta Supper/Silent Auction was a resounding success this year. Both sittings sold out.  The auction items generated more revue than ever before due to the generosity of individuals and corporations who supported the event.   Our dedicated Board team worked for months ahead of time to collect donations, prepare pasta sauce, advertise,sell tickets, and line up volunteers.  Congratulations to the Carley Board for their amazing efforts.

We thank the following volunteers who worked tirelessly on the event:  Kelly M, Ian W, Karen, Marilyn F, Pat F, Bunny P, Karen R, and Rod G.  as well as Board members.   Thanks to the Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society for donating plants to sell.  

We thank the many corporate donors for their contribution to the silent auction: Back to Function, Kelsey’s Road House Orillia, East Side Mario’s Orillia,  Road to Relief, Lil Bits of Country, County of Simcoe, Township of Oro-Medonte,  Ego’s Farm Market, Orillia and District Veterinary, Orillia Hyundai, Rogers Automotive, Classic Hair Styles, Thor Motors, King Place Retirement Home, Newman Farms, Mac Lang Orillia, Hardwood Ski and Bike, Dragonfly Room Salon Spa, Sally Todd Massage and Osteopathy, Midland Toyota, Kelsey’s Restaurant, Home Hardware Orillia, Mariposa Market, Zehrs,  Orillia Bakery.

We thank individuals who donated to the auction:  Brian and Jill Jones, John Bleasby, Brandon Wallace, Susan Poge, Karen Stiles, Claudia Putchinger, Melissa Oakley, Petra Gerhard, Jeff and Lori Howard, George Lucas, Diane Liddle, Vickie and Larry Douglas, Ian Webb, Colette McCutcheon.

And we thank Evelyn and David Pollock and Ralph and Sandy Price for their generous donations to our Hall. 

Mark  Saturday September 21 on your calendar. It’s two weeks before Thanksgiving.   Come and visit the Carley Art, Music and Tea Room during the Open Doors/Culture Day. Doors are open 10 am -4 pm with guest local visual artists and English Cream Tea.  There will be onstage live performances throughout the day.  We are delighted that Anne Walker has agreed to sing from 1-2 pm.  Her songs celebrate the history and beauty of Oro-Medonte.

The next event will be Saturday October 12 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.

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 and 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 [email protected] for details.  Check out the Carley Community Hall website at and at

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