Spall serves up birthday breaky

Hullcar Hall, built by volunteers in 1909, will host a pancake breakfast Saturday

An old-time breakfast with old-time prices kicks off the continuation of Spallumcheen’s 120th birthday celebrations.

Hullcar Hall, built by volunteers in 1909, will host a pancake breakfast Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. featuring sausage, pancakes and all the works at the old-time price of $1.50.

It’s the first of what will be several events held over the weekend commemorating Spall’s 120th birthday.

“Residents are referring to this weekend as Spallumcheen Heritage Weekend,” said Spall Coun. Rachael Ganson.

Hullcar Hall will be adorned in an old-time theme Saturday with volunteers dressed up in era-style clothing, and there will be pictures, scrapbooks and minutes from old meetings to give a feel of what life was back when Spallumcheen was formed.

The Armstrong Farmers Market Saturday will recognize Spallumcheen’s 120th with special features.

The North Okanagan Ploughing Match Association will host an event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last year, more than 600 people came out to watch the annual event, which is open and is free to Spall residents. It will be held at the McKechnie Farm on Lansdowne Road.

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Arts Society will have a regular showcase exhibit, Barns, showcasing barns from all over Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. (with wine and cheese), and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The celebrations officially began in July, and an official birthday party was held at O’Keefe Ranch in August.

“Things have gone pretty well,” said Ganson. “Events so far have been pretty well attended and we’re looking forward to having a lot of people come out for the heritage weekend.”

Birthday celebrations will continue later in the fall.

The Caravan Farm Theatre will host another popular Halloween evening on Oct. 27, open free to Spall residents. There will be a band, a ‘Walk of Terror,’ big bonfire, refreshments and costumes catered towards the 120th birthday theme.

The North Okanagan Junior Academy school, which is 102 years old, will host its regular fall festival Nov. 3, featuring its incredibly popular Interior Provincial Exhibition food staple, the haystack, as well as a huge silent auction, bake sale and interactive booths.