Byemoor Santa Claus day a success

Byemoor Santa Claus day a success

Sleigh rides around town

By Les Stulberg

Byemoor Santa Claus Day was once again a success. Several folks attended, shopped at the many vendors, had lunch and visited with friends and neighbours, some purchased their Christmas tree from the 4-H club and a highlight for the little ones was a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Lucky prize winners included: Door prize – Jennifer Knowles, Lottery tree – Rosemary Whymark and 50/50 draw – Tim Demaere. Tim donated his winnings to the Byemoor School Nutrition Program.

Chad Sorensen offered sleigh rides around town. A Christmas tree was decorated in Byemoor Park and that evening the lights were turned on.

Byemoor has a fantastic Christmas light display. It is well worth the drive to see.

The community has just experienced a baby boom.

Congratulations to Nolan and DeAnna Groundwater on the arrival of their chosen son, Rio George Groundwater. Rio was born on Nov. 20 and weighed seven pounds eight ounces.

Also, congratulations to the local grandparents Jim and Kathy Groundwater.

Congratulations to Kyle and Jordan (nee Wasdal) Smith on the birth of their daughter Ronni Mae Smith in Red Deer on Nov. 27. Ronni weighed eight pounds five ounces.

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Also, congratulations to the grandparents Murray and Kim Wasdal and Doug and Mavis Smith and local great-grandmothers Winnie Paulsen and Dot Wasdal.

Congratulations to Danny Grover and Kelsey Wilson on the birth of their daughter Mazy Lee Grover on Nov. 28 in Stettler. Mazy weighed seven pounds seven ounces.

Also, congratulations to the local grandparents Danny and Joan Grover.

Congratulations to Tyson and Kary Lyn Keith on the birth of their daughter Kinsey Marie Keith on Nov. 29 in Red Deer. Kinsey weighed six pounds two ounces and is also welcomed by big brothers Jace and Boden.

Also, congratulations to the local grandparents Pat and Sandra Keith.

Crib at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Nov. 29 saw Blaine Goeson post the top score while Doug Harrold placed second.

Debbie Grams and her sister Cathy Schock enjoyed a get-away from winter by spending a week in Mexico at a resort near Cancun.

Betty Campbell and Doreen Nixon also enjoyed a break from winter with a trip to Las Vegas.

Velma (nee Boehlke) Gore has returned to her home in West Kelowna, B.C. after spending more than a month in Alberta visiting her family and friends. She was the guest of honour at a farewell luncheon at the Byemoor Hotel.

Many Christmas events are fast approaching so be sure to mark your calendars.

Byemoor School Christmas Concert is on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor Community Hall. All are welcome.

The Scapa community Christmas concert is on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. It starts with a potluck supper, with the meat provided and is followed by a program. Bring a Santa gift for your child. Call Thelma Bossert for further information at 403-854-2393.

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St. Peter’s Lutheran Church candlelight Christmas service is on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

In Big Valley, the Children’s Christmas Party is set for Sunday, Dec. 16 at 12 noon at the Big Valley Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Gifts are arranged for children 10 and younger. To pre-register call or text Brenda at 403-740-6552 or Catrina at 403-741-7320.

Big Valley Grades 1-4 will be singing Christmas Carols at the Big Valley Drop-In Centre on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 8:30 a.m.

Christmas in the Village will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 21 at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall at 5 p.m. It is a free evening for the whole family. It includes sleigh rides, chilli and buns, a bonfire, games, entertainment, a craft area, raffles and free skating.

The Rodeo Association will be judging for best decorated homes and yards in Big Valley.

Big Valley Ag. Society and Jankstar Productions featuring Six Finger Fritz live in concert are presenting “Bringing Back New Year’s on Dec. 31 at Big Valley Jubilee Hall from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Limited tickets, for advance tickets call 587-582-5370. Tickets at the door are $10 more.

Congratulations to Chad and Melitta Sorensen and family on moving into their brand new home. We hope you enjoy your new home to the fullest.

Christmas humour for the day — “What did Adam say to his wife on Christmas? It’s Christmas, Eve.”

“What do you call a Santa if he also lives at the South Pole? Bi-Polar.”

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