Busy weekend in Big valley

Big Valley's drop-in centre will hold their monthly potluck and meeting at noon on Tuesday, June 16.

Big Valley’s drop-in centre will hold their monthly potluck and meeting at noon on Tuesday, June 16. A councillor from Stettler will be there in recognition of seniors’ week. On Wednesday, June 17, beginning at 2 p.m., tea, coffee and cake will be served at the drop-In to celebrate this year’s birthdays and anniversaries.

Canasta takes place every Monday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and don’t forget, the drop-in centre is open from 8 a.m. to 9:30/10 a.m. every morning for coffee.

Two separate work bees were organized this past week to plant flowers around the village for the summer season. On Wednesday evening, the Friends of the Library gathered volunteers together to clean up the library’s Wi-Fi Park and fill the planters with flowers. Then on Friday morning, a group of volunteers representing age groups from pre-teens right through to seniors came out armed with garden gloves and trowels to plant flowers in the coal cars and other Village planters. Many hands made light work and before you knew it, the job was accomplished. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come out to help beautify our village.

Big Valley was a rather busy place to be with a mixed bag of events taking place throughout this past weekend.

Saturday morning bargain hunters were seen meandering about early in search of treasures at the village’s annual community garage sale. Saturday afternoon brought in the tourist train with its load of sightseers touring our local venues.

At the Centennial Campground and the grounds surrounding Big Valley’s ball diamonds, campers filled the area to capacity to participate in the annual ball tournament hosted by the Big Valley Ag. Society. Teams from all parts of the province including a few of our own local teams participated in the weekend’s activities beginning on Friday, June 5.

The Ag Society hosted their annual steak supper fundraiser at the ball diamonds under the tent on Saturday evening. Monies raised go towards the upkeep and maintenance of our ball diamonds and hockey arena. The supper was followed by the annual ball tournament dance at the Big Valley Arena.

In June, the United Church of Canada is 90 years old. The United Churches of Big Valley, Erskine and Stettler are inviting everyone to a celebration service next Sunday, June 14 at 10:30 a.m. at West Stettler Park. Hymn singing, birthday cake and old-fashioned games will be part of the festivities.

Big Valley’s Historical Society will be holding their annual general meeting next Tuesday, June 16. There will be an election of officers and the ratification of their revised bylaws. This meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Big Valley’s train station and be followed by the regular monthly meeting.