Clockwise from top left: •  District of Barriere councillor Pat Paula assisted a number of youngsters in making their paper masks. • The bouncy castle setup in the gymnasium drew a lineup of kids awaiting their turn. • Uncle Chris the Clown entertained a small army of youngsters throughout the evening. • A relaxing massage was just the thing for adults who stopped in at the Parent’s Retreat room. • At the door to greet party-goers were three generations from the Armstrong family.  (l-r)  Peggy

Clockwise from top left: • District of Barriere councillor Pat Paula assisted a number of youngsters in making their paper masks. • The bouncy castle setup in the gymnasium drew a lineup of kids awaiting their turn. • Uncle Chris the Clown entertained a small army of youngsters throughout the evening. • A relaxing massage was just the thing for adults who stopped in at the Parent’s Retreat room. • At the door to greet party-goers were three generations from the Armstrong family. (l-r) Peggy

Family Night Party brings out a crowd

The Barriere Ridge was really hopping last Sunday evening, with a great turnout for the Family Night Party

The Barriere Ridge was really hopping last Sunday evening, with a great turnout for the Family Night Party.

At the door to greet party-goers were three generations from the Armstrong family, Peggy, Judy and Seanna.

Everyone received a ticket to vote on their favourite cake, and were encouraged to leave their coats in the council chambers.

The silent auction was busy throughout the evening, with many placing bids.  The movie, “Despicable Me 2”, was played in the multipurpose room to a full crowd.

The craft room was kept busy with children of all ages colouring and making masks, and playing with some of the many toys in the room.

In the gymnasium, Charlie Kibble kept the music going while partygoers either danced or for the younger ones, played in the bouncy castle.

The Parents Retreat, set up in the Volunteer Centre room, was a great hit with the adults, many of them escaping the chaos to relax, enjoy a quiet cup of coffee, and a massage, before rejoining their children.

Before the evening ended, the grade 7 concession ran out of bannock, candy and pop, but as they were also selling hot dogs and chili, no one went away hungry.

A second concession was selling popcorn and candy floss.  Van Houte had donated coffee and hot chocolate, which were free for everyone (the coffee was in the Parent Retreat room).

The winner of the favourite cake contest was Cindy Culling (see photo of cake on front page sidebar).

The final tally for funds raised during the evening was; $1,131.75 from the silent auction, and just over $850 in door donations.  The total of funds raised will be divided equally between the Splash Pad project and Barriere’s Success By Six.