The social calendar is filling up. The next potluck will be Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barters Island Community Hall. Please bring an appetizer, main or side dish or dessert to share along with your beverage of choice. As always, coffee and water will be available. There will the November Raffle to help the food pantry so bring your cash. Along with bringing some cash you might want to bring your brain as there will be a trivia game (with prizes) testing state and local knowledge.
You knew it would be over the top and it certainly was. The Halloween lanterns and skeletons all over the place and plenty of candy corn created a great atmosphere for all the costumes that showed up for Halloween party. Thank you to Barb, Arlene, Irena, Judy and Tom for another great time.
It is hard to imagine how judges Roy, Joan and Sally managed to pick winners from all the amazing folks in costume but the hat awards went to Debbie for Ms. Pretty and Keith for Mr. Scary. And the other winners were: Best couple was Kathy and Ed, Most Manly was Paul, Best Party Person went to Nancy, Someone Who Needs a Friend was Roland, Tom earned an award for Most Scary, Kathleen won for Most Light and Bright, while Brenda took the Eyes on the World award. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who showed up in costume. They were amazing.
In an effort to easily provide suitable holiday gifts for the island children a mitten tree was created. The tree was all-ready at the potluck for folks to pick a mitten which noted an age and sex of a child to buy a present for. If you did not have a chance to take a mitten, you can bring a gift suitable for either a boy or girl child to the November potluck.
Looking ahead: Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. will be the annual tea, workshop and gift wrapping extravaganza. Dec. 18 will be the Christmas potluck featuring a raffle. Get these dates on the calendar now. Volunteers have stepped forward for hosting the January and February 2020 potlucks in their homes. A host is still needed for March. Please let Evelyn (633-6977) know if you are able to help.