Botha Community Centre set to ‘Raise the Roof’ this month

What an exciting week happening this week, with school starting Tuesday for another school year.

What an exciting week happening this week, with school starting Tuesday for another school year.

It’s time for all Grade 1 students to start out with something new and for Grade 12 students to kick off their final year. With all the other grades getting back with friends and reacquainting themselves with teachers and staff, it sounds like fun for all teachers and students alike.

Hopefully, everyone had a great summer with lots of fun and exciting events happening.

The first Botha monthly meeting of the year was held Tuesday, because of the holiday Monday. These meetings are held the first Monday of each month at the Senior Centre and all seniors are invited to attend.

The next one will be held on Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m.

Please make note of the time change — last year, they had the meeting at noon, but now the start time is 11:30 a.m., because it’s easier for everyone to have the potluck luncheon first and still be able to attend the meeting.

Botha Community Centre would also like to say a big thank-you to all who volunteered at the Red Deer Casino, which took place Aug. 24 and 25.

The money will go toward the improvement of the hall, arena and ball diamond, and any other area in need, to improve the look of Botha. Thank-you very much — without your help, these projects wouldn’t be possible.

Another great activity taking place later on this month is what they call “Raise the Roof.” Please keep an eye open for the dates of that activity.

With summer coming to an end, the Botha Community Centre is looking for everyone to attend its meetings. They’re always looking for new people with new ideas to join their committee.

The one project they’re working on this year is for the Botha recreational facilities. Please come out to these meetings. If you cannot attend the meetings and would like to help out with new ideas, contact Lorraine at 403-742-3937.

Just a reminder of the first old time dance for this year. It will be held at the Botha Hall next Friday (Sept. 14) at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a pot-luck luncheon that evening, so everyone is asked to bring their favourite dish with them. They’re asking everyone not to bring sandwiches or meat at these dances.

The dances will be held every second Friday of each month, and the last Sunday of each month. The dances on Sunday are held at 1:30 p.m. All are invited to enjoy these great dances and listen to the fantastic bands.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Frank Storek, formerly of Botha, who passed away peacefully at the age 92. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of loss. Mr. Storek’s funeral was held last Friday at the Botha United Church, with Rev. Susan Bowyer doing the service. The luncheon took place at the Botha Senior Centre.

The next Bingo evening is Tuesday, Sept. 11, starting at 7:15 p.m. So come try out your luck. The loonie pot and the jackpot weren’t won at the last Bingo evening, so it’s growing up there quickly, as no one has won it lately.

Also, Botha Bingo is in need of a Bingo caller. If you would like to call Bingo sometime, please get in touch with Brenda. She would really appreciate it.

Hopefully, everyone had a great summer with lots of memorable events happening. It’s hard to believe summer is over and fall is upon us. Where did the summer go?

Don’t forget coffee is always on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. Take some time out of your busy schedule to join them. They would love to see everyone come out for this gathering.

Also, floor curling and carpet bowling will resume soon, so please keep an eye open for those dates.

Just Posted

Stettler Library has lots programs for public

Memberships are free for county and town residents

MLA: You don’t vote for the tail

Bureaucracy overtakes elected representatives

Our Town Stettler: Convalescent Hospital opened in 1954 first of its kind

Gave Stettler forward-thinking reputation for helping an ageing population

Snowfall adds some delay to morning commute

The QE2 and area road conditions in central Alberta were partly snow covered

Witness refuses to testify against John Savage

Preliminary hearing on Stettler man for second-degree murder halted, plea bargain made

WATCH: World-renowned illusionist, magician, escapist performs in Stettler

Matt Johnson performs two sold-out shows at Stettler Performing Arts Centre

WATCH: Team Alberta in Red Deer this weekend to prepare for Canada Winter Games

About 250 Team Alberta athletes toured venues and tested out facilities Saturday

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Ponoka cowboy Vernon (Bud) Butterfield passes away

The Ponoka Stampede Association announced his passing Friday

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Ponoka RCMP are looking for a missing man

Police say he may be in Drayton Valley and they are worried for his wellbeing

Dog dies saving B.C. family from burning home

Homeowners safe but one pet missing, another confirmed dead following fire

Most Read