Hallowe’en crafts bring out young artists

Holiday events and community news from Spences Bridge

Mini witch - Miranda Sam

Creative goblins

The Spences Bridge Community Club hosted a very successful Hallowe’en Party on Monday night. A big hit this year was the introduction of T-shirts and fabric paint for the kids to make their own Hallowe’en themed shirt to take home – we have some incredible up and coming artists in our little ones!

Weiner roast, games, prizes and lots of art kept the goblins very happy and entertained ‘til they went off trick or treating – then back to the fire for the best fireworks display that Spences Bridge has had the pleasure of enjoying for some time!

Special thanks to all those who contributed to the fireworks: Log Cabin Pub, Spences Bridge Volunteer Association, Baits Motel, Cook’s Ferry Indian Band, The Packing House, Acacia Grove Motel, The Inn at Spences Bridge, The Spences Bridge Fire Dept., Michael Jefferson, and of course the Spences Bridge Community Club! Thanks also to all who helped out decorating, supervising, fire tending, and cleaning up!

Raise a Reader

Spences Bridge is participating in the Raise a Reader campaign put on by Bridging to Literacy – the community Literacy organization in our area. Raise A Reader is a national program designed to increase awareness to support family literacy programs.

This year, our Raise A Reader event will be held on Nov. 15 in the Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Spences Bridge area through the distribution of the Nov. 15 edition of The Journal. The donations we receive from this event will go to literacy activities and resources in this area.

These resources and activities include free Book Draws held during the year and Family Literacy Night held in late January.

We hope that you will support Bridging to Literacy in its Raise a Reader event. Steven Rice and School Trustee Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan will be at the Packing House Coffee shop at 9 am and Cook’s Ferry Band Office at 10. If you are not approached and would like to make a donation, please do so at the  Community Futures office on Railway Ave. in Ashcroft.

Christmas Bazaar

Mark your Calendars – Dec. 3 is our annual Christmas Bazaar – and how bizarre it is! This is the Community Club’s main fundraiser for the year. These funds support the Halloween, Christmas and Easter events just to name a few. All items have been donated and all proceeds go to the Club.

There is an amazing array of baking, beautiful arts crafts, plants and books, and the junk table is always a huge hit – one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure! Of course there’s the raffle with fantastic prizes, and what event wouldn’t be complete without a concession selling hotdogs and the like!

Doors open at 6:30 pm, selling starts at 7 pm. Everyone welcome! At Clemes Hall on Hwy 8.

Turkey Bingo

Then there’s the Christmas Turkey Bingo on Dec. 9. Come on out and win a Turkey – and have the fun of playing bingo while you’re at it! Early Bird games at 6:30 pm – regular games at 7 pm. At Clemes Hall on Hwy 8.

Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan