With a “Good Golly Gosh” and a “Happy Day” Trafalgar bus tour, Fred and Velvet Entwisle, Percy and Paulette Heer and Dale van Straten toured Ireland and Scotland from June 20 to July 5; taking in Dublin, saw Riverdance; Killarney; kissed the Blarney Stone; toured the west coast of Ireland, up to Belfast, walked the Peace Bridge and took in the Titanic interpretive center; ferried over to Scotland; a boat trip on Loch Lomond; looked for “Nessie” at Loch Ness; toured a scotch whiskey brewery; over to the Isle of Sky; a stop in St Andrew, the birthplace of golf 600 years ago! Enjoyed the Three Scotch Tenors in Edinburgh and the march in of the Haggis. Yes most of us tasted it. And this, just to name a few. A recommended tour for all!
Stan and Gloria Diegel along with Greg and Richelle Skocdopole and family drove down to Great Falls, Montana, to Helena and Court Lane enjoying a host of museums, a boat tour and shopping! Last day spent in Radium, B.C. on July 3. They enjoyed a great trip and were reluctant to come home.
On Saturday, July 4, Arden and Deanne Diegel were host to a triple birthday party for Sadie, Eva and Ella with the whole Diegel family there as well as grandma Donna Beier.
On Sunday, July 6, Isabella Diegel was baptised at Christ King Church in Stettler followed with a family dinner at parents Wade and Ybiett Diegel. Grandparents Stan and Gloria Diegel; aunts and uncles Arden and Deanne and family; Richelle and Greg and family were all there.
Despite the flooding near Lethbridge, Bill and Joyce Hansel, along with Betty Stotz enjoyed a weekend wedding on June 21. The groom being Joyce and Betty›s cousin Eva Wilson›s grandson Edward McNicol and bride elect Megan were married at the Exhibition Park, Heritage Hall in Lethbridge, which, thankfully, was away from the flooding. They were pleasantly surprised when Megan’s grandma turned out to be Verna (Hoopfer) Herbert. Also at the wedding from the Gadsby/Stettler area were Myrt Hoopfer, daughters Gayle and Max McMillan; Betty Lou and Jim Muhlbach and their daughter Alison and Chris Norman; and Myrt’s son Dwayne and Anne Hoopfer. Bill and Joyce and Betty stayed with cousin Laura and Frank Johnson. Their daughter and husband Lori and Mike Yoeman live next door, and they spent time visiting with them as well.
The monthly cash bingo at the Bank Building will be July 19. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; early bird 7 p.m.
First place winner at the Heritage Place Jackpot cribbage tournament last Thursday was Margaret Lewis, with a perfect score. Second place went to Myrt Hoopfer and Yvonne Coleman captured the Booby Prize. Everyone is welcome to attend the next event on Thursday July 10 starting at 1:30 p.m. Single play for five games, coffee and snacks included.