What a beautiful rain we had this past weekend, I know it was scattered around the community so I hope everyone got at least some of the showers that passed overhead.
One of our hardworking young men of the community got a shot at the big leagues this past week. Garrett Holowath headed to Winnipeg as part of the U21 Alberta softball team to compete in the Canada Summer Games. His parents, Jill and Kent Holowath couldn’t be happier with this personal accomplishment. Jill’s parents are from around Portage, Oakville area so it will be familiar territory for Garrett as he travels out there for the games. We wish him the best.
The 28th annual S.T.A.R.S ride will be taking off this coming Sunday, Aug. 13 from the TL Bar ranch so be sure to go down to the river and join into the fun. Even if you don’t ride there will be a pancake breakfast, lunch from the Richmonds and a roast beef supper to take part in plus the silent auction, raffle and poker rally that all help bring the total raised each year to such a high amount. This is such a valuable resource for us country folk that it is essential that everyone help keep these helicopters and staff going.
Next up on the Ag Society’s calendar will be the Red Deer River Garden Show on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Agriplex. Now that it has rained I’m sure that everyone will be taking a second look at their garden production and consider what can be entered into the show. There are garden books available through the club members so call Mary Newton or Diane McBride if you want one. Also the photo contest for the Community Calendar will be running at the show so bring in your photos to me at the library any time before the show and I will take care of them for you. I would just love to have more entries this year in all of the categories.
Here’s a giggle for all you golfers:
It was a sunny Saturday morning, and Dave was beginning his pre-shot routine, visualizing his upcoming shot, when a voice came over the clubhouse speaker, “Would the gentleman on the Ladies Tee please back up to the Men’s Tee!”
Dave, still deep in his routine, seemed impervious to the interruption. Again the announcement came on.
“Would the man on the Ladies Tee kindly back up to the Men’s tee, PLEASE!”
Dave had had enough. He turned and shouted, “Would the announcer in the clubhouse kindly shut up and let me play my second shot!”
Have a great week, everyone.