Big or small, fire department appreciates all contributions

The Stettler Regional Fire Department Station 2 (Big Valley Fire) would like to take this opportunity to thank Pat and Tommasina Loria

The Stettler Regional Fire Department Station 2 (Big Valley Fire) would like to take this opportunity to thank Pat and Tommasina Loria and all the members of their pulling crew for donating their locomotive pull winnings from the Big Valley Train Station’s 100th anniversary celebration to this fire department.

We applaud Bob Willis, Don Gillespie and their staff for such a wonderful event. The whole community thoroughly enjoyed the day, the camaraderie and fun competition and it was so very generous of everyone involved to donate their winnings to our fire department.

The Big Valley Fire Department would also like to thank all the people who contribute donations to this department. Though thanks are not always sent out, please know that any donation, big or small, is always welcome and put to good use.

Our village and its citizens are so generous with our fire department and we would like you all to know how greatly we appreciate it.

As usual, the Big Valley community events calendar is filling up fast. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for upcoming events.

The Big Valley Drop-In Centre members’ Christmas dinner will be on Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The 2013 memberships are due and cash donations will be collected for the food bank.

There will be a meeting of the Big Valley Legion on Monday, Dec. 3, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

The Big Valley E-Free Church hosts Kids’ Klub every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Connie at 876-2502.

Also, plan ahead for their annual “Live Nativity,” which takes place on Sunday, Dec.16.

The annual general meeting of the Big Valley Agricultural Society will be next Monday, Dec. 3, at the Community Hall. This meeting begins at 7:30 and is open to all.

Hall Board Bingo takes place every Thursday evening at the Big Valley Community Hall, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Come out to the Big Valley Elks’ evening of live entertainment on Friday, Dec. 7, featuring “Country Blend’s Christmas and Classic Country” at the Big Valley Community Hall. Supper is at 6:30 p.m., with the show set to begin at 7:30. For more information, call 403-876-2779 or 403-876-2775.

Also, the Elks’ annual turkey Bingos are scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Rumsey and Wednesday, Dec. 12, here in Big Valley.

The Big Valley Municipal Library is hosting a Children’s Christmas Craft event on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Big Valley Library. Please call the library for more information at 403-876-2642. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Big Valley Library.

The Big Valley Royal Purple will host a New Year’s Eve party. Included in the evening’s festivities will be a hypnotist, supper and a dance. For more information, contact Jenni at 403-876-2558 or Sharon at 403-876-2779.

Don’t forget to come out and see Santa at the Big Valley Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 15. For more information, call Brenda at 403-876-2420.

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