By Robyn Rexin
Argo Road Maintenance has finished repairs to Vavenby bridge.
The highways maintenance contractor had been repairing the bridge since Nov. 2. The bridge was closed between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. but open to traffic the rest of the day. By Nov. 16, however, and ahead of schedule, bridge repairs were finished and it was open all day.
The crew started on Nov. 2 at -17 degrees C and worked in all kinds of weather, sun, snow, and rain. The men, smiling, said that they did enjoy it.
They re-decked the whole bridge, replaced damaged wheel guards and rails, and replaced some structural beams under the bridge at both approaches. The damaged planks were given to some residents.
Argo foreman Pyke Etiquette said, ” I would like to thank the locals and the logging industry for being very understanding of what needed to be done.”
During a TNRD board of directors meeting on Nov. 9 the board agreed that the present bookmobile was at its end.
It was decided to use $500,000 from the TNRD public library service reserve fund to replace it.
Special events coming
The next community potluck luncheon at Vavenby Church will be on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 11 – 2.
The annual Vavenby Community Christmas potluck dinner will be at the hall on Saturday, Dec. 9. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.
Santa will be flying from his workshop to the hall for the dinner so come on out for a visit with him and for the good food and company.
Christmas in the Village will be at the Vavenby Church on Sunday, Dec. 10, beginning at 11 a.m.
There will be traditional Christmas music, special presentations, and a lunch to follow.