Well, as the Caustic Covid Caper carries on, the Merville Community Association (MCA) is quietly working away at improving the Big Yellow Merville hall facility. Rentals are down but there are still enough to keep the doors open and the hammers swinging.
Speaking of which, a photo presentation on the progress achieved at the venerable old hall. CLICK HERE to view. Open it up, check out the photo show and you might even be able to see yourself in the pictures as the presentation includes the 2019 Merville 100 Years Celebration. It’s all there. In black, white and colour.
The MCA is looking forward to summer events like the GarlicFest and the Heritage Fall Fair. Both are on track to be held at the hall this year. Also, the annual summertime Gumboot Farmers’ Market will be starting up in a few months and for further information you can contact: Fred de St. Croix [email protected]
The Merville Hall Community Garden will be growing goodies again this year. There are nice sized, fertilized garden plots available for people to use, too. For information on the Community Garden and plot use, please contact: xander oldaker [email protected]
Playwright, Kymme Patrick, of TheatreWorks is hoping to get back to the hall to start up her theatre programs and we are looking forward to that. At the moment, the stage is being upgraded and a new lighting system is being installed. It will be fantastic to have a rural live theatre venue in Merville that will be able to present affordable theatre productions.
There is a film being done on the 100 Year Celebration and that is in post production so, be patient and you’ll be able to see that down the road, too. Finally, once the hall is given the Go-Ahead to open up the doors to large gatherings, we’ll again host dances, concerts and hootenannies. The good times are just around the corner. I am fairly Twitchy with anticipation!!
~ Submitted by Craig Freeman