Believe it or not … spring just days away

With so much snow still sitting on ground and the biting winds still nipping at our ears

With so much snow still sitting on ground and the biting winds still nipping at our ears, it seems incredible that spring is supposed to be just around the corner.

Yet many of our local organizations are busy rounding up their winter activities and planning for the next season’s events.

The Big Valley Historical Society has begun recruiting Train Day volunteers for the upcoming tourist season. Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors whenever the Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions pull into town. It’s really hard to believe it is almost that time of year again. Where has the time gone?

According to a quick report from our own “Bull Whisperer,” the Big Valley Agriplex came alive on Saturday night with the 2013 Horseshoe Cup Hockey games. The Cowgirls played the Wagongirls at 5:30 p.m., then the Cowboys took on the Wagondrivers at 7:30.

The action then moved on to the Jubilee Hall, where some great auction items were up for grabs, with guest auctioneer Jack Daines. All proceeds went to the Cowboy Benevolent Fund. Many thanks to the Big Valley Rodeo Association and all the fantastic volunteers for helping to make this great event possible.

With less than a month to go, the Big Valley Rodeo Association is now busy coordinating people and events for the Big Valley Bust Out Rodeo. This year, the rodeo takes place on April 12 and13 at the Big Valley Agriplex. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.

Only 17 people attended the Hall Board Bingo last week. There was no winner for the progressive jackpot. The consolation winners were Chris Jenke and Carol Wilkenson and the bonanza winners were Myra Greig and Carol Kashuba. No one walked away with the Loonie Pot this week. Don’t forget that there are only two Hall Board Bingos left for the season. The next Bingo is this Thursday, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Big Valley United Church service schedule has been altered slightly for the month of March. No service will be held at the church on Sunday, March 24. Instead, join them at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall for their annual spring Ham Supper and Silent Auction from 4:30 to 7 p.m. There will be a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. on March 29 and the Easter Sunday Service will be held at 7 p.m. on March 31.

The Big Valley Evangelical Free Church Youth Group plans to host a Pancake and Waffle Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. at the church.

This fundraiser is for an upcoming youth event they have planned in May.

The Big Valley Drop-In Centre will be hosting the Alberta 55 Floor Curling Tournament on Wednesday, March 27, beginning at 10 a.m.

Big Valley area birthdays and anniversaries that fall between the beginning of January and the end of April will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 16, at the Drop-In Centre, beginning at 2 p.m.

— BIG VALLEY BULLETIN

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