Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department’s (DLDVFD) fundraising Ice-out raffle tickets have been on sale for a while, but were called back in due to our weird and exceptionally warm winter.
It was a good job, too, because although winners were not known at press time, the ice went out March 31. The previous earliest ice-out was April 19.
Like other fire departments, the DLDVFD is in need of new blood. For more information or to volunteer, contact training officer Steve Colbert at 250-593-0059, or visit www.dekavfd.com.
Deka Citizens on Patrol is also in dire need of more patrollers.
With a full complement, members go out once a month for about two hours and gas costs are covered. Patrols cover Deka, Higgins, Hathaway and Sulphurous lakes, so helpers from each of these lakes would be welcomed.
If you can help, call captain Donna Jarvis at 250-593-4541.
Many thanks go to Heikki Tuomi for laying a cross-country ski trail in Mountain Spruce Community Park this winter.
The weather could have been kinder to the trail, but even so, tracks indicated that many people used it.
The Deka community was saddened to learn Margaret Langley passed away March 19, aged 84.
Sincere sympathy is extended to her brother, Ron, and her many friends.
The Fours carpet-bowling zone semifinals were held at Interlakes Carpet Bowling Club, March 25.
Only five teams competed to go to the provincial championships in Prince George in May, and the winners who will go on were Little Fort and Barriere, which will first and second respectively.
Happy birthday goes to Jesse Boyce on his 18th, and to Ken Miller and Leroy Wright.
Congratulations on their 17th wedding anniversaries, April 11, go to both Johann and Ken Miller, and Jenny and Dave Ostlund.
Call the writer for contact numbers.
• Kids Space meets 3:30-5:30 p.m., April 10 at Interlakes Hall.
• Crib, Deka Fire Hall: 7:30 p.m., April 10.
• Interlakes Economic Association board meeting: 7 p.m., April 13 at Interlakes Hall.
• Log Cabin Quilters meet 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., April 15 at Interlakes Hall.