Christmas dance on tap for Friday night

What an exciting time we all had at the last Bingo evening Dec. 4, at the Botha Turkey Bingo.

What an exciting time we all had at the last Bingo evening Dec. 4, at the Botha Turkey Bingo. It was a lot of fun — like normal with lots of excitement. Congratulations to all the Bingo players that won a turkey and also the players that won money that evening. The jackpot, however, did not go that evening, so on Tuesday, Dec. 18, it’s a “must” everyone comes out and takes the game in. The jackpot right now stands at $200-plus, so why not come out and try out your luck. It would sure be nice for someone to take it home, especially this time of year. Bingos are held every second Tuesday, starting at 7 p.m. and held at the Botha Senior Centre.

Another great event is happening Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. It’s time for the Old-Time Dance Club Christmas Dance — so it’s going to be a lot of fun. The Country Gold North Band will be the entertaining band for the evening. Instead of a pooled lunch for this special dance, they will be having a traditional Christmas dinner, starting at 7 o’clock, and they are asking everyone to bring a salad or Christmas baking this time. The Christmas dinner will be provided.

A big congratulations go out to Conlee Haustein and Lorelyn Villarosa on their wedding day (Dec. 11). The proud parents are Doug and Bernardette Hausein and Nenita Villarosa.

Come out to the Senior Centre at 9 a.m. on Mondays for another exciting time of quilting with your family and friends. Everyone is welcome to come out and join them. If you have never quilted before and would like to learn, please come on out, as they would love to teach you.

In this cold weather, why not come out Wednesday mornings at 10 o’clock to the Botha Senior Centre and join them for a hot cup of coffee, and socialize with friends and neighbours. They have a great time and would love for you to join them.

Then Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m., come on out for a relaxing time of carpet bowling. It’s great exercise and a great way to visit. They would love to see everyone come out to both of these.

Then, Thursday evenings, come back to the Senior Centre again at 7 p.m. for a fun and relaxing game of floor curling. They have a great time and invite everyone to join them.

With Christmas coming up so quickly, why not come out Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. and listen to Rev. Susan Bowyer. Let’s all remember the reason for the season and put the real reason back into the season. It’s hard to believe Christmas is only one and a half weeks away. There will be no service on Sunday, Dec. 23, as the service will be held the evening of Christmas Eve instead at 5 p.m. Then, after this service, there will not be another service until Sunday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. as the reverend will be joining her family for the special holiday season.

But come out tomorrow — Dec. 13 at the church at noon for a special luncheon. The UCW ladies would like you to join them in their pot-luck Christmas meal. So please bring something with you to share and come out for a great time.  Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have any more questions about this luncheon please call Ismay at 403-742-3932 or Isabel at 403-742-4525.

This month is extremely busy at the Botha School for all students and staff, with Christmas coming up so soon and all their regular school assignments they need to get done. Their Christmas concert will be held on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m at the Botha Hall. The entrance fee to come to this great event is a food donation to the food bank, so please bring a imperishable item with you.

This year’s theme will be the Night Before Christmas and we are hoping everyone will enjoy it as much as they did in the previous years. After the concert, there will be a special visit from Santa himself and his helpers, so this will be exciting for everyone.

The last day of classes will be Friday, Dec. 21, where the students and staff will be enjoying their last Movie Chooser Day for this year. It sounds like fun. Classes will get back to regular school work on Monday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m.

The Botha School staff would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the very best in 2013. Hope to see everyone at the Christmas concert.

In November, they had a busy month at the school.

The student council and the school would like to give a heartfelt thank-you to Christine Ross, Kim Myrners and Tara Davies for all their hard work while they were in the student council committee.

Those three people have just stepped down from their duties and will truly be missed.

Thank-you also to everyone who attended and bought books from the scholastic book fair this year.

With all your help, the school was able to purchase $600 worth of new books for the Botha School Library for everyone’s enjoyment. That’s a worthy fundraiser indeed.

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