The New Horizon’s Senior’s program community pot luck dinner on Sept.19.

Comings and Goings On – Fall and Winter full of activities

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

Here I am on the first day of Fall, looking out on a lovely warm sunny day. We’ve had a good stretch of summer-like weather for September, but it looks like things are about to change – but no need to feel housebound; there are lots of events to keep us busy!

The Community Club held its AGM on Sept. 11. Elected to executive positions were: President Yours Truly, Vice Pres. Craig Watson, Secretary Carolynne Terry, four Directors: Jim Ryan, Arnie Oram, Pat Jackson, and Olivia Watson. TV Chair – Jim Ryan, Vice Chair Arnie Oram, Secretary / Tres. Carolynne Terry. Thanks to all for letting their name stand!

The next regular meeting is Oct. 9 at 7 pm. Please consider joining us.

There are many events coming up, starting with the usual Halloween party – on Oct. 31, of course. There will be arts and crafts, games, prizes, wiener roast, fireworks – all the good ghoulish stuff!

Then Nov. 30 will see the hall transformed for our Christmas Bazaar. This event is still looking for an organizer – so anyone out there interested in taking on this fun and exciting task? There are always lots of volunteers willing to help out. If interested please contact me.

Then in December the Ham and Turkey Bingo is always a popular event – scheduled for Fri., Dec. 13. It’s a lucky Friday, folks!

The New Horizon’s Senior’s program has continued hosting activities over the summer and has many plans for the fall and winter.

Last week saw the first community pot luck dinner with presentations. There was a great turnout of folks that enjoyed a wonderful meal, a cute little skit, a traditional jingle dance demonstration, and of course the pleasure of each other’s company!

The Elder’s Vision Council has planned a paper mache mask workshop – just in time for Halloween. Two Saturdays; Oct. 12 and 19, 10:30 to 3:30 – all supplies provided as well as lunch! Open to everyone in the community. Wear grubbies or bring a smock – it’s messy.

The next Elders Vision Council meeting is scheduled for Oct. 22, 10 am, along with another community pot luck with presentations. New members are very welcome.

The new stage is ready to put in Cleme’s Hall – on top of the existing one, so no demolition required – whew. Soon everything that was listed on the “to do” list will be completed, and the hall will be looking great. (Until the next renovation idea comes up – it really is never ending….)

The Community has made it official; there will be a Desert Daze 2014! It was decided at the Sept. 11 meeting and the planning committee will be preparing for our 5th Festival! Anyone wishing to get involved with the planning committee is more than welcome – give me a call or shoot me an email.

Our Fire Chief reported to the Spences Bridge Community Club that we have two new volunteer firefighters, more training is being done, and they have purchased another set of turn out gear. Thanks to all you volunteers!

Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan

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