Sparta Community News

Volume 19, Number 3 2023-09-01

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The Newsletter

Newsletters will be available in the Village Market for anyone interested to pick up. If you have any news or announcements please let us know so we can include them. It will be published in January, May, and September. Feedback is always welcomed. We can email it to anyone interested if you provide us with your email. Contact us at or

History of Sparta Night

We are hosting an evening at the Community Hall to present the history of our community as we have many newcomers who have moved to our village. There will be a presentation with pictures as well as early artifacts and scrapbooks. This is for anyone interested in learning our history or brushing up on it. A light lunch will be provided. Come on out and get to know your neighbours whether an old timer or new to the area. It will be held on Monday, October 16 at 7:00 pm.

New Historical Banners

Hopefully you have noticed our new banners on the light posts in the village. They are made from old photos in our Tweedsmuir history books. On our website you can find information on each photo in the announcements section. The banners were put up by the |Sparta & District Historical Society with the help of Elgin Tourism. Thank you to Sparta Country Candles and Gathered for their donations towards the costs and to Mike Baker for all his assistance with the selecting of photos and preparing the banners

Celebration of Life of Derjke Bond

A service for Mrs. Roy Bond who lived beside the school for many years will be held at the Sparta South Cemetery Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 followed by a reception at the Community Hall.

Christmas Crafters Sale

On Saturday, December 2 there will be a Christmas Crafters sale at the Sparta Community Hall, 46272 Sparta Line from 9:00 to 4:00. All items for sale are unique handcrafted pieces. There will also be lunch available for purchase. Please come out and support your Community Society and do your Christmas shopping.

Christmas Decorating Contest

Once again we are sponsoring a Christmas decorating contest with cash prizes. The categories are “Best Light Display”, Best Themed display” and “Most Environmental Display”. Properties within one mile of Sparta in all directions are included. Displays will be judged on December 22 and prizes will be awarded on December 23. Help make Sparta a festive place this Christmas. Prizes are from an anonymous donor.

Food Bank

We have a food bank in the Sparta Community Hall that is open every Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00. It is just inside the front door and is available for anyone that needs it. Just come in and help yourself. If anyone wishes to donate items or money to purchase items, you are welcome to drop them off as well. The Stitchers upstairs in the hall will gladly accept your donations to help replenish the non perishable items. This food bank is working in conjunction with the Port Stanley Food bank. We are very thankful for their support.

Sparta Library

Open in the basement of the Community Hall every Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00. Come and help yourself to books or bring some to share as well. It is a self serve service.

Dog Walkers

We have lots of residents walking their dogs in the village which is great but some are not picking up after their pets. Please respect all properties and scoop up after your pet.

Sparta Community Web Site

We have a village website that posts announcements and lists all businesses in the village for free. It is open for anyone to share an announcement including specials at stores. If you wish us to post anything for you please email the information to

Scouting News  

Scouts, Cubs, and Beavers are all meeting again at the community hall on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00. If you have a child wanting to join, call Pam Helmer for more information 519-775-2265. Scouting is for all genders.

Hall Rental

We have a great space to rent for any gathering you are hosting. We have re-established our stage in the upper hall, have a certified kitchen, air conditioning and chair lifts and a fully accessible lower entrance and washrooms. Our prices are very reasonable. See the end of the newsletter for how to book the hall and costs.

Thank You

Allan Taylor has been voluntarily weed eating around the Community Hall and the Sparta Church Museum which we want to sincerely thank him for doing. Also Rick Curtis for the main mowing at the hall. Community volunteers make a community a great place to live.

Regular Events at the Community Hall

Sparta Stitchers meet every Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the hall to quilt, knit, crotchet, tat, smock, embroider, etc. Cost is $5.00 per session which is considered a donation and receives an income tax receipt. Come learn a new skill or just bring whatever you want to work on and have a good time visiting with your fellow stitchers. Call Sally Martyn (519-775-2292) for more information or just show up.

Scouts, Cubs, Beavers

Wednesday: 6:30 to 8:00 Beavers

Wednesday: 6:30 to 8:00 Cubs

Thursday: 6:30 to 8:00 Scouts

Sparta Community Society

Please come and join us for our next meeting on Monday, September 25 at 7:00.

Community Society Executive

President: Pam Helmer (519-775-2265)

Vice President: Barb Burns

Secretary: Yvonne Campbell

Treasurer: Ron Molyneux

Director at Large: Dr. Robert Burns,

The Sparta Community Hall is available for rent. We have a certified kitchen, are fully accessible and air conditioned. The cost schedule is as follows: $250 for the day and $300 if alcohol is served. These prices take affect October 1. Call Sally Martyn at 519-775-2292 to make your reservation.