May Center News

Spring bulbs are up and blooming and the gardens are calling. Yes, time to get them ready, but give new plantings a little more time before putting them in the soil. Speaking of the gardens, FOTG has announced the first Wednesday Weeding is scheduled for May 4th and a second date of May 18th at 9. Many hands are needed since the garden clean up was cut short by rain and they do need a lot of TLC. Thanks to the EE DAW HAW and FOTG and others who did brave the inclement weather and showed up on the 21st. By the way, if you have not put out the feeders, get that sugar water out there, the hummers are back.

For all of you interested in joining or renewing your membership in Life Flight insurance, now is the time to do it. For your convenience an application is included in this issue of the Bylines. The absolute deadline is May 16th. None will be accepted after that date. Membership is $65 per household. For renewers with the Bayview Center Group, send just your payment. For newbies, fill out the application and send it with your payment. Checks should be issued to the BAYVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER, but should be sent to my home address 34268 E Cape Horn Cir. If you have any questions call or email me at 208-683-1680 or [email protected].

The Bayview Community Center would like to announce its 3rd annual Ducky Race series. Following the rescheduled race of April 30th, there will be two races in May, the first on May 14th and second on May 29th at 4pm, weather permitting of course. Release will be on 5th St. and collection on 6th St. behind the Merc. For those wanting to rent a duck for the race, contact Joy Shantz at [email protected]. First place prize is $50.

Other highlights for the month are as follows. Happy Cinco de Mayo to all. Saturday May 7th at 8am is the Bible Church Men’s Breakfast. Happy to all you lovely mothers out there on your day, Sunday May 8th. On Tuesday May 10th is the BAB Annual May Tea. More information can be found in other sections of this newsletter. Tuesday May 17th is the primary elections. Any parties interested in meeting some of the candidates can do so at the Spirit Lake Center, 52564 4th St. in Spirit Lake on Saturday May 7th noon to 2pm. Tuesday the 17th is also the meeting of the Lakeland Fire District Commissioner’s meeting at the Athol Fire Station at 5:30pm. Bayview Water and Sewer Board will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday May 19th at 3:30pm at their office. Saturday May 21st there will be a Memorial for Vicki Parfet Shumaker at 1:30, the family welcomes all friends. The Community Council will host their annual town wide yard sale on Saturday May 28th from 8 to 3pm. Donations accepted at the lower area of the Center on Friday at 4pm. Maps of sellers as well as coffee and donuts will be available on Saturday. Happy Labor Day to all. Have fun and enjoy the outdoor season. Full calendar can be found on page one of this issue.

On behalf of the LOU and Friday Night dinner’s team, thanks to all for your continuing support. We look forward to another season next fall.