May be the title of the newspaper article covering our event this past Tuesday. What a fun fun day – we had hookers from Montreal, Eastern Ontario and wow as far away as Chicago!!! come to the hookin. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. I know that the prediction of 29 degrees (C which equates to about 150 F – well maybe not that bad), with high humidity and 90% chance of thunderstorms deterred a few people but actually the weather turned out to be not bad. It was cool on the porch, no rain, breeze off the lake and we had bug spray! There was a lot of noise and laughter – I actually spoke with a few local Lions members who said they could hear all the hilarity in the village! I do think maybe they were exaggerating a tad! But from all accounts everyone had a great time. So thank you all again for making this a fun event and thank you to our many generous door prize donors. Having almost 50 door prizes certainly made for additional excitement! We raised 165 on entry fees (after expenses) and silent auction of a wonderful carved Santa donated by Doug Purdy which will go to the Westport Food Bank. In addition, we raised 317.50 for the Lions Club who run the local public beach and mobility vehicles and do so much for our (and many other) communities.
I took along my camera but it never even made its way out of my bag – between vending, helping in the kitchen(although we had a lot of volunteers) and yelling out door prize numbers to the outdoor hookers and just general schmoozing I did not seem to have time. However, a few other folks did take pix and here are some for your entertainment. Carol and I do hope to make this an annual event so hopefully next year the weather will cooperate more and we will be able to host even more hookers! oh and yes – our local reporter Margaret, really did drop in to get info for an article – cannot wait to read it!