• Lorna Hamilton

Bowtell Hall Halloween And Re-Opening Celebration


Children at the Bowtell Hall Halloween party. Photo Lorna Hamilton

The Bowtell Community Hall was built in 1905 and operated as a single-room schoolhouse until 1946 or 47 according to the President of the Bowtell Community Hall, Scott Sherwood. In 1949 the building was turned over as a community hall by the Bowtell Association. In its 117-year existence, the building didn’t receive a lot of improvements except for new shingles, but due to receiving some funding from the Provincial government Facility Enhancement Program, the hall was able to receive a new roof and siding (the siding was the original since the building was originally built).

“Hopefully with these improvements, this little place can last another 117 years,” said Sherwood.

On October 29 after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic the Community Hall hosted a Halloween party in conjunction with a re-opening and renovation celebration. Attendees who included children dressed in a variety of Halloween costumes enjoyed an afternoon of activities and a potluck supper which was supplied by the attendees.

Vermilion-Wainwright-Lloydmisnter MLA Garth Rowswell and County Councillor Stacey Hryciuk were both in attendance for the re-opening.

“This is the second time I have been here this year and up until that point I have never been. I am glad to see the renovations have gone well, the work you guys do helps out along the way. I am really happy to have been invited,” commented Rowswell.

Hryciuk commented that she is so happy to be a part of this little community.

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