The Creekside Seniors Activity Centre organizing committee did a great job of entertaining several 100 Mile House area seniors when it hosted a Seniors Potluck Picnic at Senior Park on Aug. 16.
Renatta Cargnelutti, who organizes most of the entertainment events, says there was a pretty good turnout for the event, which may have been hampered by the hot weather.
Around 11 a.m., folks started showing up at the quiet little park tucked away next to the Good News Centre on Senior Road off Horse Lake Road.
Arrivals started picking up around noon and people stayed until around 3 p.m.
The Cariboo Ramblers kept folks entertained with a wide variety of songs that kept toes tapping and comments, such as: “Do you remember that one?”
Several folks sat on lawn chairs in the shade of the tall trees near the covered picnic shelter and chatted, told jokes and laughed.
Others headed out into the sun to play a game of “golf toss.”
The game involves throwing a couple of balls connected to a bungee cord underhanded to what looks like a drying rack with three pieces of dowelling across it.
It is a team game and the goal is to loop the balls around the dowelling. There is a lot of friendly kibitzing involved.
Some people played board games under the picnic shelter, and everyone agreed it was too hot to play horseshoes or bocce ball.
Cargnelutti says the potluck luncheon had a nice variety of food and it was enjoyed by everyone.
Senior Park is a perfect setting for an outdoors get-together, as it has a lot of area for parking and tenting. The manicured park also has power, a refrigerator, running water, flush toilets and fire pits.
Cargnelutti notes they rent the fenced park for group outings, and if anyone is interested using it for a reunion or other family gatherings, they can call Dot Verboom at 250-395-3346.