Gore Bay raises a glass for the Rotary Club Octoberfest

Don Wright of the Gore Bay Rotary Club holds up one of the many items up for bid in the live at the Rotary Club annual Octoberfest celebrations last Saturday.

GORE BAY—The Gore Bay Rotary Club held a very successful Octoberfest dinner celebration this past Saturday at the Gore Bay Community Hall.

The night featured a wonderful meal, complete with pork schnitzel, Octoberfest sausages, baked potatoes, vegetables, sauerkraut and rolls. To cap off the meal, a delicious chocolate truffle was served.

But the meal was only part of the fun. There was a live and silent auction held for attendees to bid on the many donated items provided to the Rotary club for the event. Auctioneer Norm Morrell took the bids on items for the live auction, with assistance from Robbie White. There were many, many different items to be bid on in both auctions, generously donated by local and area businesses and individuals.

And to top the evening off ‘The Islanders’ band provided the musical entertainment during the evening.

Kevin Smith, of the Rotary Club told the 115 people in attendance, “as part of the night we will be holding silent and live auctions. We would like to thank the band The Islanders for providing the music again for us this evening.”

“A very big thank you goes out to all our sponsors,” said Mr. Smith. He explained, “all the money raised from this event goes back into the community. This in turn allows us to support for instance families who have someone in the family that has cancer, and the Gore Bay Medical Centre.”