Comings and Going On in Spences Bridge

Bingos, Breakfasts and Spring Clean-Ups. Can Spences Bridge be the next Ultimate Fishing Town?

I hope everyone enjoyed the long week end and got to take in some outdoor activity – I always associate the May long weekend with getting out and gardening, camping, rafting, and the like, and the weather kind of co-operated, so hopefully everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.

Our May 19 Ham Bingo was not as well attended as we might have liked: folks were all out doing as I mentioned above! However, hams and other great prizes were won, and we more than broke even, so a huge Thank-you to Craig and Olive Watson for working hard to put it together, as well as all you other volunteers who assisted!

Spences Bridge has been nominated for Ultimate Fishing Town, a voting contest sponsored by World Fishing Network, and is amazingly sitting at fifth place (our of 250) with (as I write this) 9,721 votes!! Take a few minutes and vote for Spences Bridge at www. worldfishingnetwork.com/

We have finally heard back regarding the New Horizons’ grant. Although we were told that our proposal was very good, there were better ones out there. We will be tweaking the application and reapplying,  hopefully with better results .

Even though the Community Access Program (CAP) has not been renewed, the computer and other tech equipment is still in the old school available for community use. Dwayne Rourke is donating his time on Wednesdays from 2-3 pm to tutor you with the use of any of the equipment.

Our Spring Clean-up went very well on Apr. 21. Thanks to a great turnout of volunteers, the highways and byways of Spences Bridge were looking litter-free in no time at all. The sun shone on us as we worked our way through town. However, it is so disheartening to see some litter showing up already! What are these people thinking?! Anyway, thanks so very much to everyone for helping out!

Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast was a great success. The weather was beautiful, the food was fantastic, and the visiting going on was wonderful! Thank you Volunteer Fire Dept. for doing such a fabulous job – I hope it was a successful fundraiser for you. Congratulations to the winners of the raffle.

It seems that getting anywhere with the new TV tower is one step forward and two steps back. Please be patient, work is moving ahead in spite of the many setbacks! The tower arrived, but with some problems, so part of it must be sent back. Stay Tuned!!

The Desert Daze Festival committee met on May 2 and we are so excited to have our line-up pretty well established.

Check out www.desertdaze.ca  We are looking for volunteers, sponsors, and vendors. If interested in volunteering, the next meeting is June 6 at 2:30 in Clemmes Hall on Hwy 8.

Mavourneen Varcoe Ryan