Summer activities are winding down and fall is nearing, as the parents get the kiddies ready for school, which starts Sept. 4.
The campfire ban has been lifted, but the public is still asked to stay vigilant as the forests in the Cariboo are still quite dry.
So on to some updates of happenings in Lac la Hache.
Driving through town you have no doubt seen activity around the Lac la Hache Community Hall.
Lac la Hache Community Club member Judy Boehm says the hall is “looking really good.” There have been many renovations done, including the roof, back deck and the porch, which will also soon receive new lighting.
Jarod Bronson of 100 Construction and his crew of Pat Lachance and Donny Norris have been repairing and refitting the old tar shingle roof with a long lasting brown tin roof.
There were many repairs needed once the old shingles were removed, says Bronson. A lot of shimming, levelling and repairs were needed before the new tin was applied.
Tony Coughlan of Taz Home Building replaced the soffits, rebuilt the back stairs and deck cover, as well as dressed the north side of the hall with new wood siding where needed.
In addition, Sitka Log Homes is working to repair the logs at the front of the hall.
Soon the entire building will have all the logs chinked and looking fresh by Don Roach of Great Western Log Chinking.
The Lac la Hache progressive Bingo is at $1,400 with 50 numbers.
Interested players can come out to play bingo on Wednesday evenings. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Barb Hansen at 250-396-7567.
There are three thrift store buildings in Lac la Hache just north of the Lac la Hache Community Hall. The old blue library building, the old pottery house and the previous information building that was turned into the thrift store many years ago.
Boehm says there is an ongoing and changing variety of items coming through the doors, including the odd kitchen sink that can be found to purchase, she says chuckling. Drop by and have a look.
The thrift stores are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you have time to volunteer a few hours or you would like more information about dropping items off, contact Boehm at 250-396-7298.
The Lac la Hache Pioneer Centre will see the regular meeting of the Lac la Hache Old Age Pensioners beginning Sept. 4 at 10:30 a.m., which will be followed by cards and pool at 1 p.m.
For more information about the hall, activities and membership, contact Tony Van Denzel at 250-791-1919.
The Pioneer Centre floor will be filled with dancers and twirlers beginning Sept. 30.
Dancing will begin at 1:30 p.m., with pre-rounds and squares following at 2 p.m. Dancing generally runs until 4 p.m.
For more information about dancing or joining, contact Fran Campbell at 250-396-4072.
The Lac la Hache Historical Society had a work bee at the Felker Homestead site recently to get things tidied up for the South Cariboo Garlic Festival.
If you would like to learn more about the society or would like to join, new members are always welcome. Contact Boehm at 250-396-7298 for details.
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