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Last updated 10/7/2020 at 4:41pm

Bingo And Jam Session

There will not be any Bingo or jam session at the Balsam Grove Community Center for the remainder of 2020. We miss everyone and hope that all of you stay well. Hopefully, we will open back up in March 2021.

God’s Way Food Pantry/Census

We are no longer able to allow after hours pick-up. The food pantry is held every other Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The next food pantry will be Oct. 17. Drive-thru only. If you are sick or unable to come, please call to have someone to pick up for you. Blessings to David, Lydia and staff. The census has been extended until Oct. 31. There will be someone at the food pantry on Oct. 17 to help you with the census, or call Carol Gardner at 884-8247, or go online and complete the form. It only takes a few minutes.

Yard Sale

There will be a yard sale at the Balsam Grove Community Center from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Oct. 17. Be sure to wear a mask and also practice social distancing.

Wi-Fi At The Community Center

The Balsam Grove Community Club is suspending its scheduled Wi-Fi for students’ times until further notice. If any student needs access to Wi-Fi, they can still access it in the parking lot close to the brick building. Also, they can contact Carol Gardner at 884-6247 if they need to schedule a time during the school day or need more information.

Balsam Grove Playground

The Balsam Grove Playground at the community center is open at this time. Just be sure to check for bees and please practice safety by wearing a mask and social districting and be sure to wash your hands before entering the playground and after leaving the playground.


If you have donations for your yard sales, please contact an officer of the community club to meet you at the community center to put it in the building. Items get ruined if they are just dropped off at the door, and then we have to pay to have it hauled off. We appreciate your cooperation. Calls may be made to Bernice Powell at 884-6058 or Carol Gardner at 884-6247 or any other officer.

Silver Sneakers On Zoom

Balsam Grove is using a Zoom class to continue its Silver Sneakers program. Participants meet Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for visiting and exercise. If you have Silver Sneakers, it’s free. If not, it costs $5 per session. All you need is a device that connects to the internet and the Zoom app. We’ll even help you figure out the technology if you need help. For more information, contact Melissa McCall at 577-3724 or at [email protected]


Those celebrating an anniversary this week are Mr. and Mrs. Ken Meown, Oct. 8; Mr. and Mrs. Greg Newton, Oct. 9; Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Bontrager, Oct. 10; and Mr. and Mrs. Uwe Kemper, Oct. 14. We wish all of them a happy anniversary.


Those celebrating a birthday this week are Rollin Bontrager, Oct. 8; Kim Garrett, Leah Owen and Tate Singleton, Oct. 9; Trayton Owen, Oct. 10; Calab Mason, Oct. 12; and April Taylor and Mary Matheron, Oct. 14. We wish them a happy birthday.

Rent The Community Center

For questions or information about the Balsam Grove Community Center, call 884-6058.

Quebec Community Center

For information about the Quebec Community Center, call Ann Hendrix at 862-4974.


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