Volunteer appreciation tea is set for Oct. 23

BIG VALLEY BULLETIN -- The Big Valley United Church's annual Fall Turkey Supper took place this past Sunday, Oct. 16 and what a...

BIG VALLEY BULLETIN — The Big Valley United Church’s annual Fall Turkey Supper took place this past Sunday, Oct. 16 and what a great supper! What generosity, what a true community effort. Every year people of all ages pitch in to help make this event possible. From the growing of the carrots, to the baking of desserts, to the cleaning up of the cutlery, there are many, many hands making this evening such a wonderful community gathering. We all saw six-year-old boys diligently picking up plates and grandmothers bringing pies.

We heard the laughter from the kitchen crew and smelled the delicious turkey beckoning us to the shared tables, and we all ate an amazing meal.

The Big Valley United Church family is deeply blessed by the caring spirit of this great community. Thank you to all who helped and all who came.

Sixteen people came out for the first Big Valley Inn Crib Tournament of the season. Margaret Levesque took first place, Len Shaw took second place and Kurt Adams took third. Caroline Pound took home the booby and Mary Wilkie won the draw. Congratulations to everyone and welcome to two newcomers Kurt Adams and Brenda Guptill. Hope to see everyone out again next Sunday at 1 p.m.

At the Big Valley Drop-In’s crib tournament first place went to Earl Ortman, second to Lynne Gjaltema, third to Bob Boswell with the booby going to Ron Milton. Drop-In crib takes place every Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Don’t forget the Drop-In Centre’s first community pancake supper of the season takes place next Monday, Oct. 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The Friends of the Big Valley Library will be holding a Volunteer Appreciation Tea on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Big Valley Library. Everyone is welcome.

Kids Klub has begun again in Big Valley. Hosted by the Big Valley E-Free Church, Kids Klub is an afterschool program for children from ages five to 12, which takes place every Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the church club house.

Come join the fun at Big Valley’s Hall Board Bingo every Thursday at the Community Hall. Warm up is at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t forget to book your table for the annual Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Big Valley Community Hall. For more information, call Andrea at 403-876-2064.