Museum Day, which was put on by the Donalda Museum on Saturday, Aug. 19, was a wonderful success with a large number of people taking advantage of the free admission into the museum. Everyone was delighted at the number of lamps within the collection, but also the other local artifacts that were on display. Families also took part in a scavenger hunt that led them on a little adventure showcasing the many highlights on the Main Street in Donalda. There were also a few people who enjoyed the photo props at the Big Lamp. We would like to thank all those who came out and we are looking forward to next year’s Museum Day already.
This year is election year for municipal governments in Alberta. Nomination day for candidates is Monday, Sept. 18. If the number of nominations exceeds the three council positions, an election will be held on Oct. 16. Prospective candidates can obtain election information from the Village of Donalda returning officer Jason Olson at the Village Office. Please call 403-883-2345 for more information. All election information can also be found online at www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/mc_elections.
The Donalda Gallery for the Arts will be featuring the art work of Doris Banziger in “Breath of the Wilds” from Aug. 17 to Sept. 10. This exhibit showcases a combination of acrylic and oil paintings, as well as delicate drawings and painted feathers. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for upcoming exhibits and other local events.
The Wild Pink Yonder group enjoyed Donalda and the coulees so much last year that they will be back again for September long weekend starting on Friday, Sept. 1. If you would like to ride with them on any or all of these days please contact Becky Clement at 403-883-2436. The Ag Society has donated the grounds and the area and kitchen for this group. Thank you. If you want to book a campsite please contact the Ag Society. If you wish to donate to Breast Cancer Research in Alberta please contact Bruce at 403-883-2943.
The last Red Lamp Market of the year will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. It’s located next to the World’s Largest Lamp. Vendors are asked to pre-book with Amanda at 403-741-6095.
The Donalda and District Museum will be hosting a Sunday Turkey Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Drop-In Centre. The menu will consist of roast turkey, dressing, gravy, dreamy mashed potatoes, buttered carrots, corn, yummy beets, as well as salads, buns, beverages, and desserts. For more information please call 403-883-2100. Come out and support the Donalda Museum.
Birthday wishes this week go out to Chad Montgomery, Cheryl Charles, Joseph Broemling, Claus Mueller, Loverna Dahl, Sheldon Donald, Sheryl VanHaga, Janine Dalueg, Janet Bergstrom, Jared Berry, Miriam Bromeling, Trena Helfer-Thomas, Ava Leigh-Lovelace, Brooke Wilkie, Kasen AnneMarie Smith, and Robert Knudtson. Happy birthday to all!