Amid the spotty rains and frost warnings, the spring seeding is coming to a close; gardens are coming up and the Omega Circle Cemetery fl owers have been planted thanks to members, workers and volunteers.
The annual Gadsby seniors fruit tray presentation was enjoyed by about 30 people. County councillor Ernie Gendre presented the fruit tray and a pleasant afternoon was spent visiting and reminiscing. A question arose: Bokerville was the name of the subdivision southwest of Gadsby; what was the name of the section northwest, just over the tracks. This parcel of land had been surveyed and recorded in “block/plot” areas and was called something. But no one could remember what. Anyone who might know, please give me a call!
Iona Berg enjoyed the company of daughter Paulette Heer and friend Jeanne Beisel, who joined her for the family barbecue at Heart Haven Lodge last Tuesday evening. Joining Phyllis Robinson were sons Norman and Robert Robinson.
Bill and Joyce Hansel took the weekend off and headed to Drayton Valley to stay at son Larry and Erica’s, visiting granddaughter Karla and family, Jonah, Kamden and Madison. They also had a relaxing supper with Bill’s cousin Marg and Frank Nash while there.
Several family and friends gathered at the Gadsby Omega Cemetery on Sunday for a graveside memorial service for Lorraine Coulthart. Among the mourners and representing the Heartland Belles were friends Donna McKay, Evelyn Shursen and Jane Whitaker. Lorraine’s two sisters from Calgary plus nieces and nephews also were there. They finished the day with tea at Donna’s in Gadsby.
Donna McKay was one of 18 friends who helped Evelyn Shursen celebrate her 75th birthday with supper out at the Club Café restaurant in Stettler. Happy birthday, Evelyn!
Dates to remember in June; On Saturday, June 14 Harold Chick and the Chick family would like to invite you to join them at the Gadsby Community Hall to help celebrate the life of Edith Marie (Chick) Davidson. The memorial service starts at 2 p.m., followed by lunch provided by the Gadsby Omega Circle.
The monthly bingo at the Bank Building will be held Saturday, June 14, (please note the change from the usual date), doors open 6:30 p.m. Early bird starts at 7 p.m. The loonie pot is close to $100! Coffee and cake will be served half time. Everyone welcome!
Looking ahead, there will be a six week “Jackpot Cribbage Tournament” at Heritage Place in Gadsby (Church building) beginning July 3 to August 7. Five dollars per week, includes snacks; single play; first and second payouts each week; jackpot payout August 7. Sounds like lots of fun. Must attend at least five to qualify for the jackpot. For more information phone 403-742-3478 or 403-742- 2117.