What's Happening in Stonyford: Cakewalk and FFA event tonight
By Linda Trombley
For Tri-County Newspapers
Big doings in Stonyford. We have two events tonight.
Please come out to one or the other.
FFA is having dinner with a concert after at the Town Hall, $35 per person, 6 p.m.
The Grange is having its semi-annual Cake Walk, also 6 p.m. It is 25 cents a walk or five tickets for a dollar. There will be a snack bar with chili dogs, hot dogs and sweet treats.
Zumba is going strong on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5 p.m. It is $1 per visit.
Bingo is now on every Wednesday at 6 p.m. This helps, because you don't have to worry which Wednesday it is, and whether you're going to waste a trip downtown.
Cost for bingo can be from $5 to $20 depending on how many cards you like to play. Snack bar also available for this event. I hear we are gaining some participation from Elk Creek. That's great; welcome newcomers!
The Grange had a cleanup day, led by Chuck and Shirley. The kitchen's all spick and span, cabinets organized. We have new paint in the foyer and a new piece of carpet.
Sometimes it's harder to give your time and energy than to donate a bit of money. Thanks so much to everyone who helped. There is talk of putting a mural on one of the walls in the foyer. That would be a nice addition.
Sew What!? ladies are meeting on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. I saw a new quilt top finished last week. It's called "Jelly Roll Race" quilt.
They say it can be done in an afternoon. But even if it takes a day or two, it's quilt easy, and our quilt ladies would be glad to help. If you have ever thought about wanting to do this, now is the time to start.
I found out we have a "Chicken Whisperer" in the family.
I always knew Laurie was good with dogs and cats. When we first got our new pup, Tinker Belle, Laurie sat on the floor and spoke softly and patted her knees to coax Tinker out from under the table. Tink saw her and barreled across the room and somersaulted into her lap.
Well, we have been letting the chickens out during the day, so they can range. They go back into the coop at dusk by themselves, and someone shuts the door then to protect them from the nighttime critters. One day, their door blew shut during the daytime. Laurie went after dark and saw they hadn't been able to get in.
A short search found all of them lined up on the nearby workbench, all in a row, sleeping, apparently very soundly. She picked each hen up, clucking and cooing, took it into the coop and placed her on a perch.
And all was going well until all the hens were taken care of, and there was only "The Colonel" left. He took a little more effort, but after some discussion she was able to convince him that she was only trying to help. We secure the door better now, when we open it for the day.
Have a nice weekend. Don't forget Tuesday dinner at the Grange, and Valentine's dinner and program provided by the community church on the 14th.ï¿½