Celebrate centennial of Gadsby

We invite all the surrounding communities to come help us celebrate our 100th anniversary August 27 and 28, beginning with an early morning fish derby (7:30 a.m.), followed by the parade at 11 a.m. Concession booth runs all day at the ball diamonds, activities throughout the day and supper at the community hall beginning at 5 p.m. Drop in to the bank building to register, and get a schedule of events. Bring a lawn chair! There will be a cash bingo at the bank building and the loonie pot will be up to $200.

Sunday will start with a pancake breakfast at 9:30, followed by decoration day services at the cemetery at 2 p.m.

Please note: Parade entries will be assembling on the north side of Gadsby, on the secondary entrance to the town. Watch for signs, Rosalind LaRose will be directing participants.

Ed Gibson and his wife Margaret owned and worked the Gadsby Drug Store (non prescription) until 1945. While in the army Margaret and cousin Eva ran the Gibson Store. This week, Donna (Gibson) Lock visited the area and residents in Heart Haven Lodge. Donna is from California. Welcome home, Donna.

Mary Brennen, along with daughter Tammy and family, took their summer holidays last week, camping in Largewood near Kimberley, B.C.

Velvet Nickerson was also in Kimberley at the same time, visiting a sick friend. Velvet and Linda are life time friends.

Congratulations to Gelasia and Geoff Long on the birth of their baby girl, Kalissa Kiera on Friday, Aug. 13 at 6 lbs. 15 ozs. Proud grandparents are Deborah and Harold Hansel, Bob and Maureen Long, great-grandparents are Phyllis Robinson, Laura Long (Castor) and Joe and Loretta Taylor of Stettler. A very welcomed baby!

Gloria and Stan Deigel took their RV as did Greg and Richelle Skocdopole and family and headed to Bonnyville to spend eight days with Tasha and Aaron, Clyde and Mac for a great visit. Stan and Greg returned home to hopefully do some haying, returning to bring the RVs home.

Velvet Nickerson’s nephew Tristan Ragura, from Kimberley, has been picked to play in the 13/14 year class of minor hockey (National Hockey Association) and to represent Canada. He is now in St. Petersburg, Russia (visited the amber room), then on to Finland followed by a cruise to Sweden.

The Gadsby Ball Association would like to remind participants that the annual ball tournament will be held the following weekend, Sept. 4 so please phone Leasyl at 403-574-2171 to register your team.

A final footnote: When you register for the Gadsby Centennial this will give you a chance to win two tickets on the Alberta Prairie Steam Train (adult draws), four ($50) gift certificates to Sobeys and the children draws are: two gift certificates to McDonald’s two to Dairy Queen and two to A&W.