Arena celebrations attract crowd

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DONALDA

As the weather cools and harvest is almost finished, we can now slow down and reflect on the past season. It was a cool start, but we certainly have had a grand ending. Now, hopefully, the winter will not be too severe.

Our condolences to the Jim Adair family. Mr. Adair paased away this past week. I have memories of a great storyteller.

In any association I had with this gentleman, he always had a good story to share. I do hope he kept a journal that all will be able to enjoy in later years. It’s hoped some of these stories will be shared with the community.

The grand opening of the new outdoor arena was held Saturday. The event was well-attended, the weather was a little cool, and when it did shower in the afternoon, the event was moved to the inside arena. But when the rain quit, they moved to the outside again. It showed how nice it was to have the two arenas and have the option of using both.

Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the day.

Donalda Gallery for the Arts celebrated Alberta Arts Days opening with a presentation of taxidermy. The display will continue to be presented Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m.

Come out and see the display this weekend. There is no admission charge. By donation only.

The Donalda Museum is also winding down for the summer. On weekends, Sunday is the last day it’s open until next spring.The museum will be open during the week for viewing. It’s time for the museum manager to write grants, to change props and do a good cleaning.

The Donalda Drop-In Centre will host its next pancake breakfast and music jam on Sunday, Oct. 16, starting at 11 a.m. The last one in September saw six musicians out and three vocalists. A good time was had.

The Drop-In is open every Saturday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Stop by for coffee and dessert and a little socializing, a game of crib or pool. Bring a friend.

The next Drop-In meeting is Thursday, Oct. 13, at 12:30 p.m. This is a luncheon meeting.

Don’t forget the Donalda Library is open Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for game night.

The new library hours are: Monday, 2 to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m.; and Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.

The hours are very flexible to meet everyone’s needs. Thanks to our volunteers for their continued help.

Our next event will be Halloween, “The Haunted Hall,” on Oct. 31. Start planning your costume for some early evening fun. I will post times later.

The Community Promotion Society still meets once a month, not only planning the Halloween event, but also the Donalda Centennial for 2012.

Birthday wishes go out to John Thorne, Ray Kneeland and everyone else celebrating a birthday this week.

— Darlene Tantrum

Donalda & District Museum

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