Annual coin drive and BBQ kicks off
Last week was a time of community celebration in Logan Lake.
Things kicked off on the morning of Sept. 12 as the staff of CIBC, together with volunteers, hosted their 14th Annual Coin Drive and BBQ. And, while the weather with the sunshine and blue skies made for a belated summer day, the turnout and financial support, from my point of view, was simply put, dismal. At the end of the day, without the pennies being counted, the amount raised was $741. Now compare that to the amount generated two short years ago which was $1407.22, the largest financial contribution in the then 12-year history of this event.
However, there’s still time to get into the bank to financially support the giving/caring staff who will, on Sept. 30, be participating in Kamloops’ Run for the Cure.
Then, in the evening, members of Communities in Bloom hosted a bbq to recognize both the residents of Calcite Drive as the winners of the Street-scape competition, and Jeanne and Tracey of T.J.’s as the Best Decorated Business. Again, the beautiful warm weather was the perfect backdrop for a relaxing, informal opportunity to enjoy both food and friendship.
The next evening saw a Citizens on Patrol/RCMP bbq to recognize the great working relationship between the two groups. Mike Maloney, COP president, spoke briefly of the successes of the group and, most importantly, about the strengthening relationship between COP members and Logan Lake youth. In reference to the local speed watch program, Maloney acknowledged that 98 per cent of driver reaction is positive but the two per cent who both speed, while offering the middle finger salute, is a head-shaker.
Detachment commander, Cpl. Thain, acknowledged the efforts of the COP volunteers, saying the group is an important community resource whose work is both valued and respected by the members of the RCMP detachment. And, Const. Drake’s comments about the worth of COP members mirrored those of Cpl. Thain which is a clear indication that our detachment members clearly appreciate the ongoing work of these 17 volunteers. But, please remember, there’s a continuing need for more residents to join this dedicated group of community “helpers.”
Sunday afternoon saw the hosting of the 36th Annual Fall Fair and Tea. Organized by the members of the Logan Lake Craft Club, this is truly a community event which shows off a broad range of talent displayed in artistic media as well as in canning, baking, fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants, to name just a few of the categories. There were a total of 488 entries which came from 54 adults and 7 youth.
Once again, the members of the Grad Class who volunteered their time to help with the set-up and take-down were truly exceptional and Craft Club members ran out of compliments for the 12 youth whose efforts helped to make this event first class! Also included in the thanks category are parents Joyce and Mary Ellen, and the District Staff whose own dedication and hard work make the event experience so much easier for all concerned.
Another heads up – the Logan Lake Curling Club will be hosting their AGM and Registration evening on October 3 at 7 p.m. Both past and new curlers are invited to register and lessons will be available on request.
A fond farewell