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.