Firefighters, Forest Grove 94 Lions Club honour fathers

On May 17

On May 17

 

Father’s Day is on June 19 and the Forest Grove Volunteer Fire Department is teaming up with Forest Grove 94 Lions Club to make it a special day.

The festivities are taking place at Ruth Lake Park and it promises to be a full day of fun.

If you want to eat, food will be available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The firefighters are doing their annual thing with the barbeque; hamburgers, hotdogs, French fries, pop will be on the menu.

If you want to compete, a Lions-hosted fishing derby will start at 7 a.m. with the official registration. The prize categories to date will include the heaviest fish (age group 12 & under), heaviest fish (over 12 age group), and random weight category.

Lions president Chris Brown says they’re still working on other prize ideas.

For derby tickets, go to the Forest Grove Hardware store or snag a member of the Lions club.

 

Canada’s birthday

On July 1, we will all be celebrating Canada Day.

A good place to do that is at Ruth Lake Park, where organizers are planning an old-fashioned picnic.

Says Marianne van Osch: “O Canada will be sung at 1 p.m. and picnic will then be underway.”

The day’s activities will be marked with a potluck lunch, swimming and a tug-o-war. Other than that, it will be the perfect time to just hang out, visit, and maybe make some new friends.

For more information, call Marianne at 250-397-2625.

 

Softball tourney

June 3 weekend was busy at Forest Grove as eight softball teams from southern Cariboo met to sort out who really is the best.

The 100 Mile Icebreaker Softball Tournament, took place at the Forest Grove ballpark and when all was said and done, Jake’s Benchwarmers and Morning Wood finished in a tie for first place.

 

Yard Sale

Forest Grove Legion held another summer yard sale and Legion president Tom Timleck says, “There were tons of people dropping in.”

Sales generated around $700 and everybody had a good time.  The revenue will go toward Legion park maintenance and the Legion lighting conversion. The Legion is in the process of changing over to the new energy-efficient small fluorescent lights.

 

Bear sighting

The Legion has been active in raising funds for Ayzac Wilson in Forest Grove.

Ayzac, looking forward to his first birthday in a few months, suffers from mitochondrial disease and spends a lot of his time in BC Children’s Hospital.

Recently, president Timleck was able to get Canadian Legion’s BC/Yukon Command interested in this fundraising effort. A few days later, he received a parcel containing a Spinoza Bear, valued at $300.

A Spinoza Bear is a large stuffed bear that plays music. It has a built-in CD player and headphones to enjoy your favourite tunes.

That little bear looked like he could hardly wait to meet Ayzac when he gets home from the hospital.

 

Reminder

Be careful with fires. It may seem like all the rain would douse the threat of forest fires, but the forests are dry and full of fuel that can go up in flames in a flash.