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Mayfair and District News: Library hosting a Valentine craft event

Ice fishing fair at Meeting Lake.

MAYFAIR — With the weather being reasonable it’s wonderful to be an outdoor enthusiast. Ice fishing has been successful at Meeting Lake with pickerel and jack been caught. Nothing like an old-fashioned fish fry.

I had an opportunity during my winter travels to take in the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Lake Havasu, Ariz. It’s not all \ it’s advertised to be! When the weather does not co-operate then all the many endless hours of planning goes down the drain. I was told this event needed 1, 200 people to make it a success. A little windy on the ground can be catastrophic for these balloons higher up. People who paid $250 U.S. funds were disappointed to not experience the ride but money was refunded. The tethered rides for $25 were affordable. Many food trucks, kids flying paper homemade balloons, kite flying, sheriff’s guard dog demonstration and assortment of live bands still made for a great weekend. Thousands of people from all over attended this 12th annual outdoor event. A large tent which held about 200 people was a plus to warm up in. As the morning hours elapsed, the wind substantially increased.

Our community is saddened to hear that we lost 67-year-old Keith Kennedy last week due to a lengthy illness. Deepest sympathy to his wife Judy, daughters, extended family, his dad Gordon of Mullingar and to his many siblings.

Head librarian Teresa Toews informed me that on Tuesday, Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, the library in Mayfair is having Polly Rogers instructing interested people on making a special Valentine craft with all necessary materials supplied. Come enjoy fun and fellowship. Dora Brown volunteered to make a dessert for all to enjoy with the coffee. This is happening between noon and 2 p.m.