The staff of County of Stettler Housing Authority served up a free barbecue on Sept.22 to thank the community members for their ongoing support. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

The staff of County of Stettler Housing Authority served up a free barbecue on Sept.22 to thank the community members for their ongoing support. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

County of Stettler Housing Authority hosts community barbecue

The barbecue was held Sept. 22

The County of Stettler Housing Authority hosted a free community barbecue on Sept. 22.

Held on the west lawn of Heart Haven Lodge, the “Community Give Back” barbecue was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Housing authority staffed served up the person’s choice of a burger or foot-long hot-dog, a bag of chips, a beverage and a dessert.

The barbecue was held as both a thank you to the community for the ongoing support of the lodges over the years, particularly during the last nearly three years of the pandemic, and as a celebration as all the lodges celebrated significant milestones in 2022.

Heart Haven Lodge, the oldest of the three lodges, celebrated 62 years in operation in Stettler in 2022. Willow Creek Lodge celebrated 30 years and Paragon Place celebrated 20 years.

With all three lodges celebrating the milestones, it was decided to do the one celebration for all three facilities.

While chief administrative officer of County of Stettler Housing Authority and Willow Creek manager Betty Tschritter acknowledges that the last couple of years have posed challenges on both staff and residents, she assures the community that the lodges are all “open for business.”

Due to the onset of flu season community members were not allowed into Heart Haven Lodge during the barbecue, however, according to Tschritter, the restrictions, including masking inside the facilities, all came off at the beginning of summer and visitors are once again allowed in the sites.

For more information on County of Stettler Housing Authority and the lodges, check out their website at www.stettlerhousing.com.

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The ‘Community Give Back’ barbecue held Sept. 22 was also an anniversary celebration for Stettler’s three lodges. Heart Haven celebrated 62 years, Willow Creek 30 years, and Paragon Place 20 years in 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

The ‘Community Give Back’ barbecue held Sept. 22 was also an anniversary celebration for Stettler’s three lodges. Heart Haven celebrated 62 years, Willow Creek 30 years, and Paragon Place 20 years in 2022. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

People visit at the ‘Community Give Back’ barbecue held at Heart Haven Lodge on Sept. 22. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

People visit at the ‘Community Give Back’ barbecue held at Heart Haven Lodge on Sept. 22. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

People attending ‘The Community Give Back’ barebcue had the choice of a hamburger or foot-long hotdog, chips, and a dessert. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

People attending ‘The Community Give Back’ barebcue had the choice of a hamburger or foot-long hotdog, chips, and a dessert. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)