Flat Busted members Paulet and Dixie Rice with their new front man

Flat Busted members Paulet and Dixie Rice with their new front man

Comings and Going On – keeping busy over the Winter

Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan's monthly column about community news and events in Spences Bridge.

Anyone miss my column in September? Highly unlikely, but I just couldn’t seem to get my head around the new deadlines!

So here we are in October and boy as Bob Dylan said, “A change in the weather is known to be extreme.” Fall is here and Spences Bridge folks are busy planting garlic, canning the last of the tomatoes, putting away buckets of squash soup in the freezer, and hoping we have enough wood in!

Weekly Soup Kitchen

Speaking of soup, the Community Club, in partnership with the Spences Bridge Volunteer Society, is hosting soup day every Wednesday at noon. If you would like to cook the soup one Wednesday, the sign up roster is at the Post Office.

This is a great way to get out and mix and mingle, avoid that cabin fever, and enjoy a great healthy meal!

The school will remain open for the afternoon for drop in crafts, cards, and games – stop by for cribbage or chess, make a pine needle basket, or bring whatever craft you like to work on.

The CAP site computer and equipment is there for use any time the Post Office is open, but keep in mind that the building will only be heated on Wednesdays. Please contact Carolynne Terry if you would like to sign out the ipad or a camera.

Executive elected

The Community Club held its AGM on Sept. 12 and elected the following: president Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan, vice president Craig Watson, secretary-treasurer Carolynne Terry, and Directors Oliva Watson, Pat Jackson, Louise Brown, and Jim Ryan.

Elected to the T.V. Society are Jim Ryan as chair, Arnie Oram as vice chair, and Carolynne Terry as secretary-treasurer. Thanks to all for stepping forward!

Fourth annual Desert Daze

The Desert Daze (DD) Fundraiser was very successful! The DD organizing committee would like to thank everyone for their contribution – from the musicians who did a fantastic job of keeping us entertained, to the BBQers and bartenders, those who donated to the auction and the dinner, and especially everyone who dug deep and donated funds.

At its September meeting, the Club passed a motion to proceed with a fourth Desert Daze Festival, perhaps with a different format – stay tuned!

Hoping for CBC radio

What a segue – speaking of tuned in, the T.V. tower part that needed replacing is finally here and the technician who has been on holiday is finally back, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed that we will have CBC radio THIS WEEK! It’s a start, and the T.V stations will hopefully follow soon.

Thank-you to the T.V. society members for not giving up and seeing this saga through!

Hallowe’en party

The Community Club will be hosting the annual Hallowe’en party on the 31st. All the ghoulish fun begins at 4:30 pm at the old school. There will be games, arts and crafts, and prizes for best costumes, a wiener roast and fireworks! Everyone welcome, and if anyone is interested in helping out you are also most welcome.

Funding for hall renovations

We are very excited to have been approved for funding for our community hall renovations from the TNRD greening initiative grant. A huge thanks to our Director Steve Rice and the TNRD staff Agnese Saat and Sook Gill. We are looking forward to an energy efficient furnace to replace our extremely old one, some new doors that the wind won’t whistle through, and once the bats are out of the attic, new insulation!

Christmas is coming

Some dates to mark on your calendar – The Christmas Bazaar planning has begun (Thanks Susan) and the date is Saturday, Dec. 1. The ham and turkey bingo has been set for Dec. 7 (thanks Craig and Oliva)

Next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm. As you can see there are lots going on so come on out and get involved!

Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan