Sunday, December 10, 2023

Bryson 150 Winterfest kicked off with community breakfast

Brett Thoms
Bryson January 29, 2023
The Golden Age Club of Bryson hosted a community breakfast on Sunday to kick off the town’s Winterfest last weekend. This breakfast is the second event of many planned for Bryson’s 150-year anniversary celebrations.
It was held at the Bryson Lion’s Hall and included eggs, beans, sausage, toast, and home fries.
The Bryson Golden Age Club has been planning the breakfast for two months.
“I haven’t slept for two weeks,” joked Lucie St-Jacques, president of the club. “It’s been a long time since I have prepared something like this, but I’m enjoying it. And everybody’s enjoying it.”
St-Jacques made a point of crediting the volunteers of the breakfast, who were both members of the Golden Age Club and the other community organizations in Bryson involved in putting on this year’s festivities like the breakfast.
“Volunteers are hard to come by and I have an excellent group of them.”
She said their goal is always to encourage more people to help out.
Winterfest festivities continue this weekend, and will feature dog sledding, a ball hockey tournament, a fire dancer performance, a performance by ECHO the Clown, a spaghetti supper, a live performance from a comedian and musician and another community breakfast hosted by the Golden Age Club. For full times and details check out the Bryson 150 Facebook page.
“It is going well for the community here,” said Rose Gravelle, president of the Bryson 150 Committee. “We’re just trying to get everybody involved, you know, get the cobwebs off since covid. We’re getting a lot of good reception.”
The Golden Age Club, the Bryson RA, the Revitalization Committee, the Bryson Fire Department and more are all involved in organizing the events that will be held all year long.
The organizers stress that everyone in the Pontiac is welcome to partake in the celebrations.