Mother’s Day breakfast prepared in Spences Bridge

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Tahir Alam at the Easter Sunday celebration.

Tahir Alam at the Easter Sunday celebration.

Well, Spring seems to have arrived – returning birds, laundry drying on the line, snow birds returning in their RVs, rivers rising, asparagus picking, the list goes on… Everyone’s getting busy outdoors.

Spences Bridge enjoyed a wonderful Easter Sunday celebration with over 40 kids! Where do they all come from? I think visiting grandchildren outnumbered the locals!

There were lots of chocolates, cakes, hotdogs, games, and hay rides – just too much fun! Thanks go to all who helped out – especially Marg Oram and Wanda Dickinsen for organizing the whole event, Paul Miller for the bunny, Al Dickinsen for the hay rides, and Louise for the facepainting! The Cook’s Ferry Band and the S.B. Fire Dept, Coopers, Costco, the Packing House, and many other are to be thanked for their financial support!

As folks are spending more time outdoors, the Wednesday soup day has been suspended ‘till the Fall. Thank-you everyone for all your many contributions!

The CAP (Community Access Program) site will remain available to the residents even though the Federal Government has discontinued the funding. Please  stop in any time that the Post Office is open to use either the CAP equipment or the New Horizon’s equipment. If you would like to use the cameras, the ipad or the projector, please contact Carolynne Terry to sign it out.

We are still anxiously awaiting word regarding the New Horizon’s grant, so our plans are still on hold but we have been told that the decision will be made soon.

Mother’s day is May 13 and Spences Bridge is ready! There will be the usual Fire Department’s Mother’s Day Pancake breakfast – always a superb feast!  Come down to the old school starting at 9 am and enjoy a great breakfast, support our Fire Dept., and honour our Mothers! The SBCC will also hosting a Flea Market – tables are available for rent; call Mavourneen at 250-458-2282 to book your table. The Flea Market will run in conjunction with the breakfast, from 9 am – 1 pm.

Drop in the old school for pine needle basket making, crafts, play cards, or just hanging out – Wednesdays after 2 pm. Thursday afternoon there is still drop in painting. Some supplies are provided.

As always Cook’s Ferry has tons of stuff going on movie nights, bingo, badminton, and so much more – call Wilfred @ 250-458-2224 for details.

Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan

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