Finish summer with pig roast and barn dance

On Sept. 8, L’Arche Comox Valley will throw a Pig Roast and Barn Dance at the Merville Community Hall.

A warm summer evening,  a whole pig roasting on the barbecue, a barn full of fiddlers and dancers — a great way for the whole family to finish a wonderful summer.

On Sept. 8, L’Arche Comox Valley will throw a Pig Roast and Barn Dance at the Merville Community Hall.

Fiddlejam, the Valley’s much-loved fiddling ensemble, will provide the music for dancing. During the meal, John and Joanne van Egmond will sing songs comic and romantic.

The meal climaxes with a dessert auction by local cuisine artists. Winners are encouraged to share with neighbours.

Its first Pig Roast last year was a huge success, drawing some 200 people to the spacious hall and grounds. People met their friends and neighbours as they lined up to have their pork sliced directly off the pig and then piled their plates with a variety of salads and chilies. Youngsters had a great time racing around the grounds with their buddies.

A cash bar kept the warm evening refreshed. The dessert auction was highly competitive and the dancing gave everyone a chance to work off earlier indulgences.

L’Arche Comox Valley provides residences and educational and creative programs for people with developmental disabilities on the North Island.

It is raising funds to build a new Outreach and Creative Arts Centre along with townhouses that provide supported living for individuals with disabilities. The evening is an opportunity for the community to help raise finances for this project while having a wonderful time.

The evening begins at 5:30 and concludes at 10 p.m. Tickets at $20 per person or $50 per family (2 adults plus 2 children and $10 for each additional child) can be picked up Laughing Oyster in Courtenay, Blue Heron in Comox, the Merville General Store and Courtenay Country Market both on Highway 19A, and at the L’Arche Outreach Centre at 1744 England.

The phone number is 250-334-8320.


— L’Arche Comox Valley



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