Composting program to last until fall

Big Valley Bulletin

A full house attended the Mother’s Day Tea hosted by the Big Valley School Grade 3-4 class on Friday, May 6. Mothers, grandmothers, aunts and special friends were treated to a lovely afternoon of tea and sweet treats, carefully served to them by the children. Mothers were gifted with potted geraniums and art work created especially for the occasion by their children. Everyone was entertained as each child read out loud the essay they had composed about why their mother was the “best mom in the world”. A lot of laughs and a few tears rounded off the afternoon. All of the invited guests would like to thank the children for their hard work. You made it a truly special occasion.

Weekend Mother’s Day celebrations continued with the Strawberry Tea, hosted by the Friends of the Big Valley Library Society on Saturday, May 7 and the annual Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Big Valley Community Centre on Sunday, May 8.

The Grade 3-4 Class would like to remind Big Valley that they will be holding their annual bottle drive on Thursday, May 19. Proceeds help to fund the class’s year end field trip. If you would like to contribute to the drive, please leave your bottles on the sidewalk by 9 a.m. The children thank you all for your support.

A sure sign that spring is finally here is the start of the Big Valley composting program. Beginning on Tuesday, May 17, compost will be collected from all households by the Village of Big Valley. All compost MUST be put into clear bags and cannot contain household garbage or animal waste.

The annual Big Valley Spring yard clean-up is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24. This is a general pick up of household/yard items not included in regular trash pickup, but cannot include hazardous goods (paint, used oil, etc.) Weight restrictions apply, so please be mindful of size and weight.

The annual community garage sale has been scheduled for Saturday, Jun. 18. Register your garage sale at the village office. For more information contact Jamie at 403-876-2269.

On Thursday, May 19, the Big Valley School will be holding a play school information night from 4 to 7 p.m.

Once your child turns three years of age and is “potty trained”, he/she is welcomed to attend play school. So if you have children who are already three or will be turning three during the school term, they may start playschool after Jan. 1, 2012. If you have any questions, please call 403-876-2271.

We look forward to seeing you there.