Comings & Goings On – Tis the season of jumping and jiving

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

Last year’s annual Christmas Bazaar in Spences Bridge. Clemes Hall was packed with tables of Christmas goodies. This year’s Bazaar is Dec. 5.

Ho Ho Ho – snow this morning in Spences Bridge! This is such a busy time of year with bazaars and craft fairs, special luncheons and dinners…(and plays…)!

So, to begin with, our annual Christmas Bazaar is happening Dec. 5 from 3-6pm in the Hall. This is the SBCC’s major fundraiser for the year, so please come out and support us!

There will be lots of baking, second hand treasures, arts and crafts and visit with your neighbour over a cup of coffee and a goodie! If you have anything to donate you can drop off things as we’re setting up Friday 4–6, or Saturday from 10-1.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Christmas Hamper as admission.

The Community Christmas Party is on Dec. 6 at the Chief Whitsemnitsa Centre. It all starts at noon – there will be turkey and ham provided, but please bring some veggies or dessert. Santa will be there!

Our Turkey Bingo is Dec. 11 at the hall at 6:30 – lots of fun to be had as we all try to win a turkey! There will be a concession for snacks.

New Year’s Eve plans are taking shape. Ritchie and the Fendermen have been hired to get us jumping and jiving into 2016! There will be snacks all night, Champagne at midnight, party hats and noise makers – the whole shebang for only $15!

The committee needs a few more folks to step up to assist putting on the event – please call me (250 458-2282) if you’d like to get involved.

Zumba is continuing, and we have had a pretty good turn out so far! Every Thursday at 10am at the hall, come and get your exercise while having fun grooving to some great tunes! Thanks so much to Karen Savage for making the trek all the way to Spences Bridge to provide Zumba for us!  ($7 drop in, $5 in advance)

The membership at the last meeting discussed reinstating the community computer somewhere accessible with internet for community use. It is questionable how much this service would be used and if it would be worth the expense. It was decided to poll the community to see how many folks would use it. Please watch out for a survey in your mailbox.

We do know that the “Bright Red Bookshelf” is used a lot! In trying to determine a new home for it, it was decided to get one built for outdoors that could be accessed anytime. We are looking into designs and placement, watch for updates here.

We are always looking at how to keep our hall updated and at ways to improve it. It is an old building, and the maintenance is ongoing. The renovation committee is meeting to come up with a wish list of sorts, and then we will prioritize, apply for grants, and see what can be done.

Mavourneen Varcoe Ryan

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