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Monday, July 25, 2016

See you at the Picnic!

It’s time to celebrate summer in Orr Lake at the Ratepayers Picnic! Residents and cottagers from Orr Lake are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun to remember as you meet or reunite with neighbours and friends on Sunday, July 31 beginning at 12:00 noon at Orr Lake Park on South Orr Lake Road. Admission is just $10 per family which includes your 2016-17 OLRA membership.

When you first arrive, visit the Welcome table where you can purchase your membership, raffle and 50/50 tickets, or enter to win with your best guess regarding the candy jar’s contents. We’ve received some wonderful donations from many local businesses and families in our community so don’t miss your chance to take one home. We’ll also have Orr Lake t-shirts available for purchase.

Bring the kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews and we’ll be happy to wear them out for you with a variety of games and races such as the ever popular egg toss and shoe kick. There are events for those who excel individually, and lots for those who work better as part of a team. Races are divided into age categories with a huge variety of prizes for all, plus medals and ribbons that make great additions to the summer scrapbook. Don’t forget to start working those biceps in preparation for the horseshoe and nail driving competitions.

When you’re expending all that energy, you’ll need to fuel up. Enjoy grilled burgers and dogs flipped and served up hot by our barbecue volunteers. Cash only please – no cheques, plastic or trading of children, mothers-in-law, or burnt-out boat motors.

If you’re more of a worker bee than a competitor, we can always use an extra body or two to help out with spotting during races, supervising competitions and so on. Volunteer hours are given to high school students. Please get in touch to find out how you can lend a hand.

This all adds up to a day of great fun on the shores of our lovely lakes so mark your calendars now. We look forward to another terrific turn-out of neighbors to make this year’s picnic the best ever!