BIG VALLEY BULLETIN — At the January meeting of the Big Valley Elks, Brother Smillie took the ER chair as Brother Meyer was still away, enjoying a stint in Hawaii. It was reported that the Elks will be having a casino on April 27 and 28 and due to regular casino hours, later night shifts will be the norm. Preliminary planning for an entertainment night to be held in November has begun and more details will be provided as details begin to line up. The annual Oyster Feed and Past ER night will is scheduled for March 28, so be sure to mark your calendar accordingly.
Quinton Baird won the club draw and donated his share to the Children’s Fund. Club 200 winners were: Luke Elines, Neil Sandberg, Pat Annett and Delaney Loucraft.
Fifteen players came out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Feb. 5. Vi McCarty took first place, Mary Wilkie took second and Len Shaw took third. Stan Nattestad went home with the booby and Mary Wilkie won the regular draw. The next crib afternoon will be on Sunday, Feb. 12 beginning at 1 p.m. New players are always welcome.
At the Big Valley Drop-In Centre, eight players came out for crib on Sunday, Feb. 5. First place went to Lynne Gjaltema, second to Bob Boswell, and third to Earl Ortman with Donna Clark taking booby. Drop In crib takes place every Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Don’t forget, the next Drop-In community pancake supper, sponsored by the Big Valley United Church, is scheduled for Feb. 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Big Valley E Free church hosts a senior lunch on the second Monday of each month at noon. All seniors are welcome. Their next lunch is on Monday, Feb. 13.
The first “Still Enjoying Winter Mingle” took place on Saturday, Feb. 4. This family friendly fun night provided locals a unique opportunity to kick up their heels. The music was great, with Divided by J playing an interesting mix of 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rock that enticed most of those attending to the dance floor. Katrina’s Catering were up to their usual standards, offering up first-rate noshes. Everyone attending had a great time. Those who didn’t missed out on a fun evening.