Easter Sunday was a day of family games

Comings & Goings On – Easter fun and Springtime activities

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

Clean Up Time

Our Town Spring Clean-up is Sunday, April 26. Meet at the school at 10 am, buddy up and pick a road way. Bags, picker-uppers and vests supplied by the TNRD, but bring gloves. Lunch will be provided afterwards at the school; roast a hotdog and relax in good company knowing that you’ve contributed to the beautification of our little town. If you care to bring along a salad or a plate of cookies, it would be a welcome addition.

Some enthusiastic folks got a head start on the clean-up by working on the cemetery. It looks so much nicer, all cleaned out of the weeds! Thanks to those dedicated volunteers Pat Jackson, Kathleen and Alex Kinasawich, Carolynne Terry, and Carol Madden!

Farmer & Flea Market

Fast approaching is our very first Farmer’s / Flea market on May 4 (gotta say it…May the 4th be with you!) in Clemes Hall on Hwy 8, 10 am – 2 pm every Sunday. There will be a wide variety of things to shop for – from quilts to coffee! Anyone wishing to rent a table (only $5!) please call 458-2489. Thanks so much for the support for our start-up costs to Bridging to Literacy, Gold Country, TNRD, and Cook’s Ferry!

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Movie night will continue and we’ll lighten things up a bit with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants starring Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera directed by Ken Kwapis. And starring Ashcroft as Mexico! Rated PG. Thursday, May 8, at the hall, 7 pm, popcorn, door prize, and FREE admission!

Easter eggs and raffles

The Easter Festivities were a smashing success! For a tiny town like this, we sure know how to have a good time! Over 30 children hunted for and found lots of chocolates, we roasted wieners, and played games (tossing raw eggs at each other seems to be the favourite).

The bake sale and raffle both did very well, thanks to all for your support, those who baked and those who bought. The raffle winners are Dulcie Trottier, 1st prize – quilt donated by Judy Service; Paulet Rice, 2nd prize – $45 gift cert donated by the Inn; Trudy Mingo, 3rd prize – $25 gift cert donated by the Packing House; and Tina Draney, 4th prize – pottery. Thanks everyone for the donations! There are too many Easter Bunny helpers to mention, and I might leave someone out, so I’ll just say thank-you to ALL – you know who you are; great job!

Memorials at Madden Island

We have some lovely memorial plaques for the picnic tables at the Madden Island campground. A special thanks to Alex Kinasawich and Rick Brown for installing them.

Burning issues

Spring burning is continuing through the month of April. If you would like the fire Dept. to assist you in burning around your property please call our Fire Chief Arnie at 458-2267.

Next meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for May 14, 7 pm at the hall. This will be the last meeting before we break for the summer. Our AGM with executive elections will be Sept. 10.

Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan

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