Big Knife 4-H Beef Club in action

Gadsby light-up was spectacular

By Paulette Heer Gadsby/Westwoods News

We are in the midst of a Chinook, Spring thaw, call it what you like, it’s a great start to the month of December and a break from November’s wintery weather.

With that, dig out your old tires and get ready for the annual 4-H tire drive and pick up. Their project and money raiser is for the whole month of December and helps you by helping them. Please call Denise at 403-740-5566 if you have tires to pick up. The club has 14 active members this year and we wish them all good luck through the year.

Happy Birthday to Joyce Hansel on Friday, December 1. Gordie and Shirley Reynolds along with Maxine Hansel joined Bill and Joyce at the farm for pizza and cards, lots of laughter and visiting. Two days later we say Happy Birthday to Bill Hansel, December 3. Percy and Paulette Heer heading down to Bill and Joyce’s this past week for another round of 500. They were tied two games for the guys and two games for the gals. The tiebreaker took an hour but the gals once again came out on top. Yay!

And Joyce also helped great granddaughter Laken celebrate her first birthday on Saturday, December 2 at mom and Dad’s, Denee and Jason, along with Shayla. and Grandma Thelma. Laken was born on Joyce’s birthday last year which makes her birthdays extra special.

Chance Derr has returned to Turks and Caicos, this time the island of Anguilla, to continue the project of bringing power back on line.

Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren are enjoying one of their great grandchild’s birthday, with Luke Hronek turning 8 on December 1. A birthday supper out, Chinese food, yum, with mom and dad, Tammy and Darcy Hronek and sister Kayla. Happy Birthday Luke.

Santa Day

From the igloo to candy cane lane; a traditional Nativity to a host of Christmas fantasies, the Gadsby light up was spectacular and enjoyed by all!

The event held at James and Kerri Pothier’s brought just under 300 people from as far away as Calgary, Red Deer, Rimbey and all the surrounding towns netting $263 and two truck loads of non perishable foods for the food bank. Eighty-five dozen cookies were enjoyed by all.

The door prizes went to Pat Chater, Louise Bellair, Heather Lang and Cammy Gendre. These were drawn around the Bon fire at the end of the night.

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