It was great to see so many visitors in Ryderwood over the Garage Sale weekend. I rescued a few treasures that haven’t left Town (yet!), but it didn’t look like many went away empty-handed.
The beginning of a new month means another Town Breakfast on Saturday from 8-10 a.m. Hosted by our VFW and AMVETS guys, you’ll find the finest breakfast fare around: eggs anyway you like them, sausage or ham, biscuits & gravy – and pancakes! Orange juice and bottomless coffee are always included - there’s not a better deal anywhere!
The weekend of May 9 and 10 marks Ryderwood’s Spring Craft Fair - another opportunity for visitors to come out to the end of SR 506. Along with some of the finest hand-crafted arts and crafts in Community Hall (check out “The Nest”, too!), there will a RWCS Bake Sale and Women’s Club lunch served in the kitchen.
Meanwhile, the Café is open again with its all-new vinyl laminate flooring. That’s a lot of square feet to cover! Karaoke returns on Monday the 5th, and I apologize for the mistake in last week’s article: Many enjoyed Karaoke in Community Hall when the Café was closed.
The Café is another “Life is Good in Ryderwood” recollection I have from 10 years ago: Himself and I knew about the Café fire, replacement, community strife, etc. but were ecstatic to find breakfast at the end of the road. That lasted until May 1…
A few more proprietors followed, but nothing “stuck” until the current volunteer-based business plan was developed a few years ago. Talk about a success story!
The most important point I want to make is that the Café is 100% self-supported – absolutely no Town dues payments are used to pay for its taxes, insurance, utilities, maintenance or operating expenses. What a tribute to a very special Town!