An almost century old bazaar reopens

An excerpt from the Big Knife to the Battle history book: “One interesting thing they (Gadsby Omega Circle ladies)


An excerpt from the Big Knife to the Battle history book: “One interesting thing they (Gadsby Omega Circle ladies) did was hold a handkerchief bazaar”. “The first bazaar was held November, 1920. The whole community helped contribute to it and it was very successful.” “In 1928 the Circle decided they should have their bazaar earlier in the fall, before the weather got cold”. “The last Saturday in October became the day for the annual Omega Circle Bazaar!”

This year marks the 94th annual bazaar, which will be held at the Gadsby Hall on Saturday, Oct. 25. Doors open 1 p.m.; bazaar will officially start at 2 p.m. There will be baking, crafts and white elephant tables, guessing game; fishpond and popcorn draws for the kids; pail prizes and the main raffle will be drawn.

There is a minimal charge at the door and this will give you a chance at the door prize plus tea/coffee and cake, something for everyone.

Congratulations to our local award winners from Stettler Middle School: Brooke Glasier, Rebecca Bridge, Shayna Brower, Keyonna Derr, Sadie Diegel, and Megan Kobi.

The Big Knife 4H Beef Club held its organizational meeting for the 2014/15 year with a new executive: Leader Denise Jacobson, president, Shayla Derr, vice president Junae Ventnor, treasurer Tori Brower, parliamentarian Kassandra Diegel; historians Rylee Jacobson, Kathryn Dolliver, Mckenzie Hankins; club reporter Keyonna Derr; lunch committee Jasmin Diegel and Tyson Brower; phone committee Bridget Skocdopole and Chase Dolliver. We wish you all a very successful and enjoyable year!

The community was saddened to hear of the passing of Roy Haeberle. Roy resided in Halkirk and supported Westwoods Centre for many years. We wish brother Jack Haeberle get well who is recovering from a heart attack.

A reminder, the monthly bingo at the bank building will be held Saturday, October 18. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Bingo starts 7 p.m.