It’s a busy, busy time of year. The farmers are busy swathing, combining and completing their winter feed supplies; the gardeners are freezing, canning and pickling; the fire department was busy with both an accident and fire call this week; more than 200 men and women are busy on the windmill project, hoping to complete up to two towers a day, and there’s lots of visitors busy driving around watching the progress.
The Halkirk Elks have been busy with the final preparations for the annual bull-a-rama that takes place this Saturday Gates open at 2 p.m., with the infield entertainment commencing at 4 p.m. and the main event ready to go at 4:30. Food and refreshments are available. A dance and fireworks round out the day, so stop in and say hello, because after 17 years, these folks do a mighty fine job of keeping you entertained and practically guaranteeing you will have a good time.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Clemmie (Berry) Horricks of Lougheed, who passed away on Aug. 9. Her siblings from our area are Lowell Berry and Ida Bailey. Funeral services were held on Thursday. The Berry family story starts on Page 111 of Home Fires.
Harold Strandquist has been a patient in the Red Deer hospital for the past week and we send our best wishes to him.
Irene Schilling had her sisters, Ida Hallett and Doreen Johnston, staying with her this past weekend. They all attended the wedding of their great-niece Rae-Ann Derr to Josh Foot on Saturday at Westwoods.
Reminder: Keep your vehicles and houses locked, as someone was busy this weekend in the area, going through items and walking away with goodies.
COMING UP: Sept. 1-3, Labour Day weekend; Sept. 4 — first day of the new school year; Sept. 4 — first Elks meeting of the season; Sept. 6 — first hall board bingo of the season at 7:30; Sept. 9 — grandparents’ day; Sept. 22 — fall begins; Oct. 13 — Elks’ oyster fry.