Comings & Goings On – Clemes Hall being transformed

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

Community Clean Up

What a blast of warm weather!  It feels like summer not spring! I’m not complaining though.

Our planned Spring clean- up in April was cancelled as it was 6 degrees and the rain was blowing sideways. These volunteer events should be at least somewhat fun. We ended up with a gorgeous day on May 4, and with a fantastic turn out and all our roads and lanes were combed and are litter free – for now at least. Thanks to everyone for pitching in!

Mother’s Day Breakfast and Raffle

Mother’s Day pancake breakfast was well attended and many enjoyed a great breakfast – thanks so much to the Spences Bridge Fire Dept. and especially Marg, Arnie and Trudy. The winners of the community Club Mother’s Day raffle are: 1st prize (crocheted blanket donated by Carol Madden) won by Chief Donna Gallager, 2nd prize (First Aid kit donated by the fire dept.) won by Teresa Downs, and 3rd prize (hanging basket donated by yours truly) won by Linda Nichols. Thanks to everyone for the support.

New Horizon’s Elders Council

The New Horizon’s Seniors program is underway with the formation of an Elder’s Council. It’s met twice now and is busy planning events and activities that will see Elders mentoring Elders by sharing their various skills and talents. We are also striving for a more unified community as we share, learn and gain understanding from each other. The first event is planned for May 28; it is a potluck picnic lunch at the “dancing tree”. Meet at the Chief Wistemnista centre at noon with your contribution for lunch, and we’ll all go laugh, dance, and learn!

Furnace, lights replaced in hall

The electrical aspect of the renovations at the hall is just about complete. The new lights are up, and they look great! The new furnace has already resulted in a much reduced hydro bill. The NDI funds are now in place and we are in the process of ordering a nice little stage for the hall. The options for events and performances will be greatly enhanced.

Desert Daze plans

The Desert Daze planning is coming along nicely. We have been receiving some sponsorships, and the music line–up is just about finalized.

Next month’s column will have more final details – but make sure you mark Aug. 9-10 in your calendar for two days of great music and activities for the whole family.

Meeting next week

As we were unable to meet last week, our last meeting for the summer has been rescheduled for May 22 at 7 pm. As always, everyone is welcome, in fact encouraged, to attend!

Mavourneen Varcoe Ryan

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