VBC Master Gardeners April Update

Master Gardeners

Countdown has begun for the Van Buren County Master Gardener’s annual plant sale in conjunction with Bloomin’ in the Bay on May 9, 2015 at Ed Leamon Park in the heart of Fairfield Bay. Last year’s Fairy Garden was such a big hit that this year, we are expanding on the theme. These whimsical gardens […]

Easter Egg Hunt At Woodland Mead

PowerPoint Presentation

photos courtesy of Brandy Vandygriff Saturday, April 4 was an exciting day here at the Annual Easter Celebration here in Fairfield Bay. We had ordered beautiful weather and it arrived right on time. The park was beautifully decorated with flowering trees, twirling pinwheels and Easter characters. Approximately 4,000 eggs stuffed with candy and prizes were […]

Celebrating National Library Week


First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and […]

Garden Plot Rentals Now Available

Garden Plots

Renewals for Garden plots are due by Friday, April 17, 2015 to guarantee keeping your same plot(s). All unpaid plots will be available for new rental after that date. The water will be turned on as soon as we are sure temperatures will remain above freezing. Anyone interested in renting a garden plot can come […]

Quester Sponsored Event A Huge Success


Pictured in front of the Children’s Wild Animal Exhibit at the Log Cabin Museum, Quester President, Nancy Mueller, Indian Rock #0869 and Vice President, Lea Berry, Davis Special #1193 presented Director, Marilyn Robertson, a check for $2,320 to benefit the Museum. These funds were raised at a benefit pancake supper in Fairfield Bay. The pancake […]

Beautify the Bay Days This Friday & Saturday At “The Mall”

It’s not too late to join the volunteers who will spend this Friday and Saturday at the Mall, providing a facelift that will make a huge impact on guests as they first look at the Bay. We will be addressing fencing, signage, rock walls, neglected landscaping, and general clean up of the entire area. We […]

Thank You Volunteers

Food for Life

Pastor and Evelyn Baisch of Faith Lutheran Church in Fairfield Bay, in conjunction with an Action Team grant from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, hosted a thank you dinner at the Pizza Hut for volunteers of the Van Buren County Foods for Life located in Clinton. Untold hours are spent by volunteers of this organization under […]

Charitable Giving Pays Off … for Everyone


Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83% of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we’re entering the holiday season, charitable giving well may be on your mind. Your key motivation for making charitable gifts, of course, is to help those organizations whose work is […]

Road Bond ~ No New Taxes Special Election


A special election will be conducted on April 14, 2015 to consider a proposal to issue bonds for the purpose of addressing our deteriorating roads. These bonds will be paid utilizing road turnback fees from the state. By state law, sales taxes are pledged, but the bonds can and will be paid from road turnback […]

“Hollywood Hillbillies”


“Hollywood Hillbillies” The Shirley Drama Club will present the “Hollywood Hillbillies” on April 10 at 6 pm. This is a story from the heart of the Ozarks about a family working to embrace their hill roots. Gram Hawley and her granddaughter, Cindy Lou, run the general store and post office in Happy Hallow, where there […]