In October, we hosted our second annual Ham Supper drive-thru fundraiser which turned out to be very successful.
This year with the pandemic still ongoing we decided the best idea to raise money to be given back to the community was the drive thru Ham Supper since it was a big success last year. It was once again a great success with most members helping plan, organize and run the event as well as a great response from the community who came out to support us. The night before the big event, a few members got together to fold the takeout boxes and get prepared for the next day. Almost all of our 33 members were involved in some way, during the evening from cooking the meals to help keep the vehicles moving. Overall, feedback from the community was again very positive. People were again impressed with the portion sizes and the speed with which we were able to keep vehicles moving through the line. After a great evening of serving 400 Ham supper meals to the community, we were able to raise over $4000 that will be donated to local food banks across Oxford County. I definitely think that the club would hold the event again in the future as it was so successful this year. And it’s great to give back to those in need during this time.
“Trick-or-Canning” again this year on Halloween but instead of going door-to-door, we set up a booth outside a
local grocery store to collect non-perishable food items for local food banks. Club Reports December was fairly
busy for Oxford, starting with a joint skating social with Huron-Perth, Middlesex and Waterloo which showed a
good turnout, and a good time! We also participated in three community Christmas parades, one of which was
followed by a Christmas party to celebrate the end of the year. In January, we had our first meeting which was
held online. This was when we got to see the new executive in action! For our January club social, we got all
bundled up to go on a horse drawn sleigh ride on a members family farm with their team of horses and a neighbours sleigh and team of horses. It was a really great and warm day for it! In February, we are looking forward to an afternoon of Tubing at River Valley Tubing!