Well known Spirit of the West radio show host, as well an accomplished cowboy poet and musician, Hugh Mclennan will be a featured performer at the ‘Pancakes and Cowboy Church’ drive-in event on June 14, 2020, taking place in the fairgrounds Dunn Lake Road parking lot in Barriere. (Jill Hayward photo)

Fall Fair group and Barriere Lions Club teaming up for ‘Pancakes & Cowboy Church’

Due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations numerous community events have had to be cancelled or postponed. Barriere’s local groups and non-profits are really starting to feel the crunch financially with not being able to hold their usual fundraisers.

The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association and the Barriere Lions Club report that, after putting their heads together regarding holding a community event that abides by B.C. health regulations, they are most pleased with the results.

On June 14, 2020, the first ‘Pancakes and Cowboy Church’ event will be held in the parking lot of the Fall Fairgrounds in Barriere off Dunn Lake Road, and in front of the North Thompson Agriplex.

This will be a drive-in event and is limited to the first 50 vehicles that turn out. Similar to a drive-in movie theatre, people will sit in their vehicles while enjoying the music of an old fashioned Cowboy Church that will start at 10 a.m. Entertainers taking the stage will be Gordie West, Butch Falk, Spirit of the West’s Hugh McLennan, Bill Fowler, a yet unamed Church Pastor, and a few musicians not yet confirmed.

Admission to the Cowboy Church will be by donation at the Dunn Lake Road entrance gate, and the 50 vehicle close off will be adhered to. Parking will be in pre-set up and well-spaced areas by the stage.

The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a full and famous Barriere Lion’s Club breakfast purchased from their onsite mobile concession.

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