The Family Fun Night and PJ Party Fundraiser held last Sunday at the Barriere Ridge was a huge success if you rated it by the number of kids and young teens who seemed to be having a wonderful time during the four-and-a-half hour event. Parents and family members enjoyed all that the event had to offer, and many went home with great bargains from the silent auction. A movie, bouncy castle, DJ hosted dance, parent’s retreat room, cake contest, arts and crafts. free new books from Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach, Uncle Chris The Clown, shopping, a concession (which was a fundraiser for the After School Program), and plenty of popcorn and candy floss rounded out the evening.
The evening was especially enjoyable to see all of the families enjoying time with their kids, which is what the following day, Family Day in B.C., was also encouraging.
District of Barriere Mayor Virginia Smith, and Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society chair Harley Wright were spotted welcoming everyone to the event at the admission by donation table, and many other volunteers, including organizer Tasha Buchanan, worked behind the scenes to help bring the event off as a great success.