St. Anne’s Church is part of the attaction at O’Keefe Ranch which will help the Township of Spallumcheen celebrate it’s 125th birthday Sunday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Morning Star file photo)

Township turns 125

SPALLUMCHEEN: Special day planned at O’Keefe Ranch June 4 to celebrate township’s birthday

It’s a chance to experience a local attraction and say Happy Birthday to the place it’s located.

The Township of Spallumcheen kicks off its 125th birthday celebration with a special day Sunday, June 4, at O’Keefe Ranch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“There will be activities for children like a ring toss, stilts, egg and spoon race, potato race and roping calf dummies,” said Spallumcheen Coun. Christine LeMaire. “There will also be stagecoach and pony rides.”

Spallumcheen Mayor Janice Brown will give a speech at 1 p.m., a prelude to the celebratory birthday cake cutting and serving.

Live music will be provided by The Goods – featuring township councillor/bass player Todd York – from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

There will also be gift baskets to win, and promotional items will be given out.

The day will also feature Spallumcheen farmers in attendance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“A $5 voucher will be given to Spallumcheen residents (who should have their driver’s licence or copy of tax form to receive) that can be used at the local farm of their choice at some point in the future,” said LeMaire. “They’ll have to visit the booth and get the farmer of their choice to sign the voucher.”’

Admission is free.

“We want people to come out, look around and experience the ranch, and enjoy the birthday celebrations,” said LeMaire.

There will be other 125th birthday celebrations in the township throughout the year.

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