Comings & Goings On – New executive, same great events

Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan's monthly column of community news and activities from Spences Bridge.

Summer is back! It’s very warm day as I write this, but I understand that it won’t last and by the time you’re reading this it will feel like fall again.

The Spences Bridge Community Club (SBCC) held its AGM last Wednesday, and a new executive has been elected.

I’d like to sincerely thank all those have let their name stand and have taken on these roles. It is only due to dedicated volunteers that the various activities are able to keep going.

So a shout out to the following; President Sharon Wilson, Vice President Oliva Watson, Treasurer Carolynne Terry, Secretary Jim Ryan, and four Directors – Pat Jackson, Kathleen Kinasewich, Eugenie Moriera, and me. The T.V. Society sees Jim Ryan as Chair, Alex Kinasewich as Vice Chair and Carolynne Terry as Secretary / Treasurer.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the various volunteers who have assisted and supported me as President of this organization for many years. And thank-you to the community for the opportunity to do my part in making Spences Bridge a vibrant active community, it has been an honour. Of course I will continue to volunteer for many events and activities, and will remain busy mentoring our new president.

Some of those activities are as follows.

There will be a Hallowe’en party this year on Saturday, Oct. 31. Games, prizes, wiener roast – more details in next month’s paper, but mark the date and plan to attend!

We are looking in to the possibility of a fall dance, so keep Nov. 14 open and watch this space for confirmation!

There definitely will be a Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 5. Eugenie Moreira and I are co-chairing this event, so watch for posters for a committee meeting and please consider joining the committee to assist in this the largest fundraiser of the year.

Ham and turkey bingo has been scheduled for Dec. 11. Volunteers will be needed to assist with this as well. Please contact Oliva if you’d like to help out.

It may seem too soon to talk about New Year’s, but consider ringing in the New Year with us at the hall in Spences Bridge – we know how to put on a good party.

In the meantime, come to the Farmer’s Flea market on Oct.4 – we are hosting a special vendor and customer appreciation turkey lunch celebrating our last market of the season. The market is every Sunday 10 – 2 until Oct.4 and there is plenty to shop for! Buy local and support your neighbours!

There are two more regular bingos before the big turkey bingo – Oct. 5 and Nov. 2.  Doors open at 5:30.

I’d like to correct an oversight from last months’ article: I neglected to thank the Spences Bridge Improvement District and the Spences Bridge Fire Dept. The SBID has been a major supporter of the Desert Daze Festival, and we are so very appreciative. The old school site is a great venue for the festival, and I’d like to thank the SBID for the use of the property. The Fire Dept. has also been very supportive every year from supplying volunteers, use of the fire hall, and of course putting on the pancake breakfast! Thanks!

Next SPCC meeting is Oct.14 at 7pm at the hall – hope to see you there!

Mavourneen Varcoe Ryan