It sure feels good to be outside enjoying the first suns of summer.
Usually at this time of year, farmers are busy with spring work and seeding preparations. This year there are combines finishing up what had to be left from fall. This is next year country, but perhaps this year the crops will all get off before the snow. Let’s hope.
Meeting Lake is not entirely ice-free yet but usually is before the May long weekend. We were very concerned about the runoff from an above average snow pack and how that might impact the already full lake. Fortunately, the lake is high, but no higher than it has been recently.
April 13 the Rabbit Lake Community Hall held its annual spring supper. Jason Loehndorf was the winner of the 50-50 draw.
April 15, the quilting group held it spring show and tell at the community hall. Many projects were on display. Of course, quilts were the main feature but there were also potholders and kids art. Donna German teaches art lessons to kids 5-16 years old over the winter months. This year from four to 12 kids took in the opportunity to become creative. A highlight of the evening was recognizing Lynn Morrison for her seven years of instructing the quilters of the community.
The Rabbit Lake and District Agricultural Association held its annual general meeting on April 7. The treasurer reported that both the ball tournament and the snowmobile rally were financially successful. The books were reviewed by Ed Szasz and found to be in good shape. The board of directors for 2019-2020 is Russell Aumack, president, Derek Moore, vice president, Alan Laughlin, secretary, and Lynne Moore, treasurer. Directors are Dave Rodh, Curtis Bassingthwaite, Amanda Moore, Isabelle McLennan, Trevor Pauls, Mary MacDonald, Darren Spielmann and Micky Allchurch. The annual slo-pitch tournament will be held on July 5, 6 and 7 in the community of Rabbit Lake.
The Rabbit Lake Library held its annual meeting on March 20. The library board remains with Donna German chairperson, Lynne Morrison secretary/treasurer, and Norma Sherman, Joan Dzialo, Marie Balazsi and Naomi Unger directors. Lynne Morrison is the librarian.
The Rabbit Lake Senior Sunrise Circle held its annual meeting after the April potluck supper. Jim Tomkins remains the president, Norma Sherman vice president, Naomi Unger secretary and Lynne Morrison treasurer. Directors are Melita Hildebrand, Isabelle Mclennan, Carol Ferguson, Karen Vallee, Gordon Sherman, Cornie Martens, Elaine Tomkins and Ken Rogers. A very big thank you goes to Shirley Leigh who has served on the board for many years but has stepped aside due to health issues. The seniors are pleased to be bringing Terryann Strongarm back for a musical evening on April 26 and Will Ballendine on May 10.
As the season changes from spring toward summer people will be busy getting their yards all spruced up, getting RVs all ready for the camping season and gardens tilled.