The Halkirk Elks hosted this year’s Walk-a-thon at the Circle Square Ranch on Saturday, May 3. Over 20 sturdy walkers braved the somewhat chilly weather to make a circuit of the scenic surrounding coulees. More than $7,000.00 in donations and pledges were raised for the Elks National charity, the Elks and Royal Purple fund for children. There was participation from a number of lodges in the South-Central zone of Alberta. Alberta Elks Assoc. vice-president Blaine Kyle, from Beaverlodge was also here to take in the walk. A special thanks to the Circle Square who spoiled the participants with a wonderful meal.
Congratulations to Rod Kneeland and Corrie Mychasuik who were married on Sunday, April 27 at an intimate family gathering in Calgary.
Adolf Heier, Paul Dietrich, Edna Luft and Wendy Ashbacher were among the floor curlers in Big Valley last Friday.
The Mother Teresa Grade 6 students played badminton on Saturday in Stettler.
Congrats to the Halkirk school students who raised in excess of $2200.00 during their “jump rope for Heart” competition which will all go to the Heart and Stroke Fund.
Darrel and Wendy Ashbacher have a young lady from Dalby, Queensland, Australia staying with them for a while.
Jody Cinnamon from Mount Robson, near Jasper, has been staying with his sister and family, Laura and Allen Gamroth and girls for the past four months while he built a new pet boarding kennel.
Laura’s business, Very Important Pets is located at their farm northeast of Halkirk. The new heated facility has room for nine dogs and also contains a cat suite, private runs and an exercise pen.
Melody Kent’s family dropped in last Friday to make sure she celebrated her birthday.
Coming up: May 11 – Mother’s Day celebration pancake breakfast – served up by the Elks at the hall from 9 to 11 a.m. – Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms and grandmom readers; May 24 – Waste roundup hosted by Halkirk this year.