Ideally, spring break would include weather reprieve

Looking out across the countryside onto our white and frozen landscape

Looking out across the countryside onto our white and frozen landscape, it’s a bit of a challenge to get into that springtime attitude.

Nevertheless, we can still hope the students enjoy their “spring break.” From the community of Big Valley, we wish one and all a very Happy Easter.

About 50 people turned out to enjoy a great meal at the Big Valley Legion’s Annual St. Patrick’s Stew Day. Thanks to everyone for turning out and making the day such a success. The marvelous cooks once again produced scrumptious stews, buns and bread. There’s nothing better than warming up with a good hearty stew in the cold weather.

The draws were scooped up by the men, with Ernie Petrussa, Bennet Anderson and Len Moght winning solar ornaments.

Due to the Easter weekend, the next meeting of the Big Valley Legion will be on Monday, April 8, at 1 p.m.

The Big Valley Atom Swordmen would like to convey their thanks to the Big Valley Royal Purple and the Big Valley Elks for their generous donations to help in the journey to the provincial atom D tournament. We are all very lucky to have these two great organizations in our community and sincerely appreciate all that you do.

The Big Valley boys did very well and came home with the silver medal. Although they were beat out in the final by the host team, the Consort Comets, the boys all had a fun weekend and played hard.

Big Valley United Church would like to thank all those who helped to make the ham supper and silent auction such a success, whether they helped to organize, worked, donated food or auction items or just came for the food and fellowship.

Bill, your generosity always adds to our success.

This year, we were very thankful to have the Big Valley Atom Swordmen provincial silver-medallists helping to clean tables and deliver the dessert. We received many positive comments on how fortunate we were to have young people volunteering. Thanks to all for helping to keep our church alive in this community.

At the Drop In Centre, 13 players came out for crib on Sunday. First place went to Bob Boswell, second to Lynne Palmer, and third to Dave Garstad. This week, the booby went to Donna Clark.

On Sunday, the Big Valley Inn hosted 10 people for crib. First place was won by Stan Nattestad; second place by Joanne Murphy and third place by Len Shaw. Caroline Pound took the booby as well as the regular draw and Ernie Petrussa won the 50/50.

Please note there will be no crib this Easter Sunday, March 31.

The Big Valley Inn crib players wish everyone a very Happy Easter and will resume regular crib tournaments on Sunday, April 7. All are invited to come out and join the fun!


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