Botha students already show Halloween spirit

It’s starting to look like winter more and more now all the time.

It’s starting to look like winter more and more now all the time. We woke up to snow on the ground three times in the past week, and the temperatures are dropping. Hopefully, it doesn’t stay for the winter, but this is Alberta, after all.

What an exciting time of year, though.

Children are starting to count down the days until their big day arrives — Halloween.

At the Botha School, students are doing some Halloween activities, and getting ready for the big day.

Then, the first day of November is hunting season again. A lot of hunters are getting their guns ready.

It’s hard to believe both these annual events are only about a week away.

An exciting afternoon is coming up this Sunday. It’s time for the Old-time Halloween Dance to take place, so wear your great outfit and come on out. There will be prizes for the best costumes. Sounds like a lot of fun, and it starts at 1:30 p.m.

The band that will be entertaining that afternoon is the Old Tyme Airies, so make sure you come on out and join in the fun. It will be a pooled lunch, so please bring buns/sandwiches or dessert to share with everyone.

People of all ages are invited to all the dances.

This Monday, Oct. 29, it’s quilting time again. All are invited to the Botha Senior Centre at 9 a.m. for a great time. Even if you have never quilted before, feel free to join the regulars.

Bingo night happens again on Nov. 6 (Tuesday) at 7:15 p.m., so make sure you grab your friends and Bingo dabbers and come out for a great time.

Also on Nov. 6, starting at 11:30 a.m., come out for the monthly Botha meeting held at the Botha Senior Centre. This is a pot-luck, so please bring something with you to share. All seniors are welcome to attend the meetings. New members are always welcome.

This Thursday is a big and exciting time at the Botha Senior Centre. It’s the Botha Floor Curling Tournament. We wish all curlers good luck. The event begins at 9 a.m. sharp.

Hazel and Murray Davidson would like to wish their daughter, Caitland Davidson, a very special birthday. Happy Birthday, Caitland. Enjoy the day.

Book your tables now for the exciting Botha Craft Show happening Nov. 3. It’s an exciting show and the tables will go quickly. So please phone Marsha Mailer ASAP to book your table now. Marsha’s number is 403-742-2559.

The Botha School is now accepting items for the Operation Christmas Child Program. The items that you might want to send to school with your child are school supplies, toys, hard candy and hygiene items.

Nov. 1 is also the first Movie Night in Botha, so make sure you come out for this great event.

Military whist is happening again next month. They will hold their game on Monday, Nov. 19, at 1:30. They are really hoping new players will join them in the fun. So if you enjoy playing cards, be sure to come out, even if you have never played the game before.

This will be the last Sunday for the 1 p.m. church services. As of Nov. 5, the start time will change to 11 a.m. So please take note of that change and come out and worship with them. They would love to see everyone come out.