Blue Lake Notes: New bridge in Blue Lake

Well, Blue Lake, it’s time to celebrate! Fall is here, and with it comes the completion of a very important project that has been in the works for several years!.

If you haven’t yet seen it, or heard, the Powers Creek Bridge was installed on Thursday, Oct. 24. There are still a few finishing touches that need to happen, but this is going to change how we in Blue Lake move around, during the winter especially. 

This multi-use bridge can accommodate pedestrian, bike and equestrian traffic. Community members will be able to cut over to the Powers Creek District, which includes many Blue Lake businesses and a trail, from other recreation areas (horse arena) in Blue Lake. Keep your eyes out for the ribbon cutting ceremony that will take place in the next few weeks.

It may be fall, but the weather seems to not show it. We’ve been having warm weather and sunny days, as if it were summer!.  Don’t let that fool you as we experience some of our important fall activities. 

One of these is the annual Blue Lake Volunteer Fire Department Tri-Tip dinner and auction on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Fire Hall from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. If you haven’t had a chance to participate in this awesome event, it’s for a great cause, and the food is outstanding.

Plus, there are silent auction items to bid on that are out of this world. This is truly a community event to put on your calendar. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Looking ahead, November holds a couple of Grange events to also plan for. The monthly breakfast will be on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Mad River Grange, located at 110 Hatchery Rd. It’s the best place to see all your friends, get a warm meal, and help out a good cause. 

The Grange has had a lot of positive projects recently, including the Friday Coffee Club, the soon-to-be-installed pizza oven, and a soon-to-be-installed new roof. 

We are so incredibly lucky to have the Grange as a part of our community. And if you are interested in getting involved, the Mad River Grange will also have its bi-monthly business meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Come at 6 p.m. for community and a potluck meal, stay at 7 p.m. for business and to learn all that is going on with projects and the community. 

And before I close, don’t forget your clocks on Sunday! We “fall” back, gain that hour we have been missing since March. 

Until next time...



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