Galetta potluck back for year three

GALETTA – Make a meal and fill your bellies at the third annual Galetta Potluck Dinner Tuesday, Jan. 21.

“Yup it’s exactly what it sounds like folks and we are doing it again,” Galetta Community Association President Sandra Fletcher said. “Actually, this is a great way to break up the winter blues, meet your neighbors down the street and be a supporter of your local food bank.”

Attendees are asked to whip up a meal for the event and bring a food or cash donation for the West Carleton Food Access Centre. In years past the Lorne Sutherland Women’s Institute helped with catering duties but is no longer active.

“This means we may have to all pitch in a little bit with prep and clean up,” Fletcher said. “Nothing too scary. This is going to be an interesting experiment, much like some of the dishes being served. Please bring a donation for the food bank (food or cash), along with your favourite dish.” 

Entertainment after eating is going to be a game of tribal pursuit which is much like trivial pursuit but this time we are pitting family against family (or table against table). Prizes will be awarded.

The potluck dinner will be held at the Galetta Community Centre on Jan. 21 with doors opening at 5:30 and dinner served at 6:30 p.m.

Euchre thanks

GCA President Fletcher also wants to say thanks to all those volunteers who made euchre possible this fall.

“I have been remiss in my duties,” she said. “A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers who helped with the November euchres every Thursday evening. Because of their valiant efforts each and every Thursday night, the tournament went off without a hitch. And yes, folks we are going to be doing it all again in February, 2020 for your entertainment and because we are gluttons for punishment.”

Not to be forgotten are the ladies who staged the Cookie Exchange.

“Carol Lacroix and Lana Dean did wonderful job of putting this all together and ensuring that everyone had a good time,” Fletcher said.

 The Pool/Billiards Club

 Pool/billiards will be played every Monday evening at the community centre. The doors will be open at approximately 7 p.m. and “we will play until we are tired or until 10 p.m., whichever comes first.”

 The Galetta Community Association also expect the outdoor skating rink to be open soon.

 “Weather permitting, we are aiming for the Christmas/Holiday school break,” Fletcher said.