Christmas season is fast approaching and there are a number of local events coming up — it’s always such a hectic time of year.
Scapa Christmas Social is being held on Saturday, Dec. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. with a potluck supper at the Scapa Hall. Meat is supplied, just bring along your favourite dish. Items of entertainment for the program that follows are most welcome. Parents are reminded to bring a Santa gift for their child. Everyone is welcome.
Byemoor School Christmas Concert is on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor Hall. The school concert is always a highlight of the Christmas season in the community. Everyone is welcome to attend.
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church candlelight Christmas service is on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. The service is open to all.
Endiang flooring curling club’s Christmas party was on Dec. 4 and the Endmoor Senior’s Dinner is on Dec. 7. More details on those in next week’s column.
Santa Claus Day in Byemoor on Saturday was well attended. Many enjoyed stocking up on Christmas goodies, the lunch and socializing while the little ones got to meet Santa.
Winner of the 50/50 draw was Theresa Christie and Janet Campbell won the Lottery Tree.
Rylee Jones once again sold home-made articles to raise money for Ronald McDonald House. This year she raised $383 for the worthy cause. Good work, Rylee.
A number of local folks took in the 20th annual Festival of Lights in Stettler. It is a fundraiser for the Stettler hospital.
Sympathy is extended to Donnie and Blanche Johnson and family on the passing of Blanche’s oldest brother Ken Verreau of Caroline. He was 86. Our thoughts are with the Johnsons at this time.
Sympathy is also sent to the family of Kelly Grantham who passed away on Nov. 24 in Hanna at the age of 81. Kelly was raised in the Chain Lakes district south of Endiang. Our thoughts are with Kelly’s family in their time of loss.
Get well wishes are sent to Darlene Gentes who is a patient in an Edmonton hospital. We wish you a speedy recovery, Darlene.
Doreen Nixon, Eugene Nixon and Becky Nixon have returned home from a vacation in Hawaii. It’s always nice to get a break from winter.
Christmas trivia —
— The poinsettia plant is native to Mexico and was cultivated by the Aztecs for medicinal purposes.
— The first Christmas card was invented in Britain in 1843.
— During the Christmas season nearly 28 LEGO sets are sold every second, according to The Telegraph.