South Country celebrates winter

The Baynes Lake Parks and Rec. Society held a Winter Festival last month at the Glen Sandberg Memorial Park.

The Baynes Lake Parks and Rec. Society held a Winter Festival last month at the Glen Sandberg Memorial Park, also known as the Baynes Lake playground.

The event was the first of what they hope to be an annual event like the Easter egg hunt, held every Easter weekend Saturday, and the Gate night Halloween party co-hosted by the Baynes Lake Lions and the Baynes Lake Community Society.

The Winter Festival was a great event with kids young and old enjoying the fresh snow that they were somehow miraculously blessed with, as Baynes Lake is not known for its abundance of the white stuff.

“It was perfect. We never get ‘snowman snow’ here, and that’s just what it was,” said Steph Ferrarelli, treasurer for the society.

The event was planned with 100 people in mind but unfortunately the turn out was not what they had hoped for. Still, the kids had great fun making ice carvings, snow painting with coloured water, plank skiing on 2x4s, building snowmen, snow golf and a scavenger hunt.

Milk jug curling had been planned, however due to the warm weather the ice that was made by the volunteer fire department had melted. There was a bonfire and concession. It was a great way for all ages to get to know one another.

The Parks and Rec. Society is a non-profit organization that cares for and maintains the play ground/picnic area of the Glen Sandberg Park and also hosts events for the community. They have only just reformed this past year after being out of commission for the past three years.

They say that they have a lot of ideas for things that they would like to do but it is a slow process. The events are paid for by donation from the attendees of the events so the more the merrier. The society is hoping to add more activities in the next year and is currently working on trying to raise funds and increase manpower to help make improvements to the playground.

Anyone interested in supporting or joining the group can find them at the Baynes Lake hall on the first Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. New members are always welcome and they make sure the coffee is hot.

The Society also would like to say thank you to all those who have helped to put together all the events. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. See you at Easter.

 

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