The children wait for Santa at the Spences Bridge Community Christmas Party.

The children wait for Santa at the Spences Bridge Community Christmas Party.

Comings & Goings On – Party in 2016

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

What a winter wonderland! The snow helps to make everything look a lot more like Christmas – just hope that everyone stays safe on the roads.

Our Christmas Bazaar was a great success – the SBCC raised enough funds to keep the hall insured and heated for another year! Thanks go out to the many great folks that volunteered, donated, and attended; the support is so very much appreciated.

The Community Christmas party was also very well attended. It was a lovely party, and newcomer Sharon Wilson did a wonderful job contributing to the organizing with Cook’s Ferry. Again, a heartfelt thanks to all those from Cook’s Ferry and the SBCC for volunteering; cooking the hams and turkeys, decorating, cleaning up and putting on an event for the whole community to celebrate and share a meal together. And of course, thank-you Santa!

We held our annual turkey bingo on Friday and 12 lucky folks went home with a Christmas turkey (not I). There was a pretty good turnout, those there had fun, and although the numbers aren’t crunched yet it look like the SBCC raised some funds.

Tickets are selling fast for the New Year’s bash! If you think you might want to attend, act fast. Richie and the Fendermen will have the dance floor jumping with old time rock and roll, and to help get into the spirit there is a ‘50s dress theme! Cash prizes will be awarded to the best Graffiti style outfits. Snacks are served all evening, and hats, noise makers and Champagne handed out at midnight to ring in 2016. We know how to put on a good party here in the Bridge – it’ll be a fantastic time!

Doors open at 8, dance starts at 9, tickets available at The Packing House, The Inn, and the Post Office. There are rooms available at a discount at The Inn next door for any out of towners, or locals that may want to only wander a few steps to bed…..

Next regular SBCC meeting is Jan. 13 in the hall at 7 pm.

On behalf of the SBCC I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2016!

Mavourneen Varcoe Ryan