Garden talk; handbell choir seeking donations

Update on events and organizations in the Lower Similkameen and Keremeos


Garden Talk

Bob Terry (Vice President of the Similkameen Garden Club) reported recently that Scott Austin, horticulturist from Art Knapp’s Plantland in Penticton, was guest speaker at the Similkameen Garden Club’s November 13 meeting.  Scott’s presentation entitled “Separating the Wheat from the Chaff” informed club members and interested community gardeners of the “tried and true” trees and shrubs that will grow really well in our area.

There were about 50 people that attended this presentation, about half of whom were community members.

Silver for bronze

The Keremeos Handbell Choir has been playing bells since 1977. This group of musicians consider themselves blessed to be able to joyfully share their talents with the public.

However, the group is faced with some issues they hope members of the public will be able to help out with.

With music and transportation costs increasing, the choir is also in need of refurbishing or replacing their 35 bells.

They hope to accomplish this over several years, and are soliciting the public’s help through the donation of silver.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Keremeos Handbell Choir, to the group or to an individual, or to book the choir for a concert, should contact Joan Popovich at 250-499-2450, or Herma Monck at 250-499-5292.

With the help of the public the Keremeos Handbell Choir will be able to continue to share the gift of music with everyone.


The choir will have a table set up in front of Busy Bee during the light up parade on December 6.



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