Christmas concert at Donalda School on Dec. 16

On Dec. 15, Donalda Library and Donalda Museum are decorating their Christmas tree from 5 to 7 p.m. and they would like you to come in and have fun with them. There will be singing and stories read and they look forward to seeing you there. At 7:30 p.m. the Donalda Friendship Club is hosting their Wednesday Night Bingo and everyone is welcome to join and enjoy. There are refreshments provided for this family fun event.

The students at the Donalda School are very busy practicing for the Christmas concert that is to be held on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. sharp. Always a great concert to watch as Donalda School has many talented students. Also, the students’ union is hosting a bake sale at the school on Dec. 17 at 11:45 a.m. This is open to the public, so if you need any baked goods over the holidays, this is the perfect place to get them.

Ice is almost ready at the Donalda Curling Club. Please call Mike and Mary Mueller if you are interested in being put on a team in the new year. If you would like to practice over the holidays, please call the Muellers at 403-883-2469. Tasha Jaffray and Teresa Kneeland will be running a curling program for the kids. Please call 403-883-2636 or 403-883-2780

Donalda Community Christmas Services

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Sharon Lutheran Church – Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Ferry Point Lutheran Church – Dec. 24 at 10 p.m.

Christmas Day Communion Service at Bethany Lutheran Church – Dec. 25 at 9:30 a.m.

The museum has room for volunteers. A project that has been in the works for some time needs your help with research and development. With your help and support we can have this new addition for the museum ready for autumn, 2011.

The Museum Society’s annual general meeting is in February and you’re invited to become a member and be nominated to sit on the board. If that isn’t where your interest is, then come on in and investigate where you would like to contribute to the continuing success of the museum. We have a youtube account that is going to be more active starting in January and a facebook page that needs to be updated on a regular basis. Finally, the museum will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Dec. 24 to Jan. 4. On behalf of the Donalda Museum board of directors, I want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and please be safe. I look forward to seeing you all in 2011.

And lastly, Santa was in Donalda Dec. 4 and wrote this letter to the people who helped organized the event.

Dear Village of Donalda, district and friends

I really enjoyed your village Christmas.

I was overwhelmed with all the festivities

All the baked goods at the farmers market made my belly jiggle

The village business’ with their lights so bright

Filled my heart with delight

The train display was a treat for me,

But not as much as the kids on my knee

The kids that said what they wanted for Christmas was “I don’t know”

Their letters are now arriving at the north pole.

The floats for the parade came from near and far for this festive day,

Even one elf brought my special sleigh.

The weather outside was frightful,

But the bonfire was so delightful.

They told me I was too old for kids’ shopping which I think is fair,

Rumour has it I’m getting a whopping pair of underwear.

The story told was a delight,

But my time in Donalda is over. It’s time for my flight.

There was one thing I remember perhaps it was a dream,

Of a man giving hay rides pulled by a horse team.

There is one last thing I would like to make clear,

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.

LOVE SANTA

And remember, if you have an event that you would like mentioned in the Donalda Diary please e-mail your story to info@donaldamuseum.com, and write Donalda Diary on the subject line.

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