A bridal shower with full attendance

HALKIRK HERALD -- Abby Musgrove and Brooklyn Perry as well as Devon Johnson and Bailey Musgrove advanced to CWAJHAA.

HALKIRK HERALD — Abby Musgrove and Brooklyn Perry as well as Devon Johnson and Bailey Musgrove advanced to CWAJHAA in Red Deer on May 14. Both teams of girls’ doubles finished first in their divisions at the CARA tournament held in Stettler on April 27. Congratulations, girls.

A lovely bridal shower honoring bride elect, Megan Elsasser, was held on Saturday afternoon at the hall. Seated at the head table with the bride were her attendants: her sister Brittany Elsasser from Red Deer, her cousin Taryn Leach from Calgary, her friend Deanna ( Kneeland ) Christopher from Calgary, who also acted as emcee, and missing was friend Kaylee Rehaluk from Lac la Biche. Occupying a place of honor was mother of the bride, Dawn Elsasser and mother of the groom, Susan Clark from Red Deer, along with Megans aunts Carrie Tunall from Eston, Sk. and Daphne Casper from Calgary. Megan and Chris will be getting married on June 11 in Halkirk.

Congratulations to Kassidy Hronek who graduated with a diploma in Criminal Justice studies from Lethbridge College on April 23. Kassidy completed her practicum at the Corrections Office in Olds last week. She will work over the summer while contemplating the direction her career will take.

A surprise birthday party was held last Friday night for Sandra Johnson. Many friends and relatives were at the hall to help her celebrate.

The sympathy of our community goes out to the family of Agnes Sorensen, who passed away in the Stettler hospital on April 22. Agnes and her late husband, Andy, lived south of Halkirk on the home farm where Jim and Leanne now live, and were constant supporters of our community and its events. Services were held in Endiang on April 27.

May 8 – Don’t forget the Elks’ annual Mother’s Day breakfast of pancakes and all the trimmings. It’s a great day to get the family together to celebrate. A special plea to all the male Elk members to lend a hand at this busy time of year.