Walk for Children ‘a huge success’

At the latest meeting of the Royal Purple, Lady Myra Greig opened the meeting.

At the latest meeting of the Royal Purple, Lady Myra Greig opened the meeting. There were 11 women in attendance. Business discussed included the upcoming Elks and Royal Purple Walk for Children, which was held May 4.

It was decided to serve muffins/cheese for brunch and chili for a late lunch. The lodge also decided to donate to the Stars Ride for Life and to Carlie Gendre.

Later in the evening, there was joint installation with the Elks. Congratulations to everyone who has a new chair.

The Elks/Royal Purple Walk for Children was a huge success. There were 38 walkers, 45 poker hands were sold and $11,800 in pledges were made.

It was a beautiful and fun day and Royal Purple Ladies thank everyone who participated.

The Big Valley Beautification and Cultural Society meets at the Railway Station on Thursday at 7 p.m. Elections will be held at the meeting. Why not become a member of the society. Membership is only $2. The meeting is open to everyone.

The Big Valley Evangelical Free Church youth group will hold a taco supper and silent auction on Saturday to help fundraise for their coming trip to Edmonton. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with supper being served at 6:30. Come on out for a night free of dishes and cooking.

On Thursday, May 23, the Friends of the Big Valley Library will hold their board meeting at 12:30 p.m. in the library.

Boys and girls, ages five years and up, are invited to come out to the library park from 2:30 and 4 p.m.  his Friday to help plant some pumpkins for Halloween. There will be hotdogs and drinks — and a plant to take home. Parents, please note that permission slips must be signed for this activity.

Children under five are welcome, if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the library at 403-876-2642. The Friends of the Big Valley Library sponsors that activity.

Don’t forget the Big Valley School bottle drive on Thursday, May 23. Mrs. Sorensen’s Grade 3-4 class, assisted by the Grade 1-2 class, are raising money for their year-end field trip. Anyone wishing to support the students can drop bottles off at the Big Valley School or the Big Valley Bottle Depot at any time during the week of the 23rd.

Students will also be collecting bottles door to door around Big Valley on Thursday morning. Bottles can be left on your front step or you could wait for a smiling face to knock on you door. The students thank everyone for their donations and generosity.

— Big Valley Bulletin

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