Well, if you didn’t attend the Rumsey spring fling this past Saturday, you missed a good supper and a very lively auction.
They keep getting better and better, thanks to Travis Cawiezel for his great auctioneering skills and his crew, Allen Avramenko and Craig Cawiezel for their bid-taking abilities. They worked hard to drive those bids up and the Ag Society benefited by all their hard work.
The highest-selling items were a wagon full of puff-wheat squares made up to look like a load of bales and the best doughnuts and long-johns found anywhere. They sold for $1,010 and $800, respectively.
Thanks to all of the contributors to the silent auction — those who donated and purchased items. And we salute all the bakers who contributed those delicious dishes and anyone who contributed to the silent auction table.
Each and every contribution is very much appreciated and will all go toward the restoration of the curling rink roof.
Thank you to all the Ag Society directors for their work at putting this event together for the enjoyment of the community. The Ag Society will be on a hiatus while the calving continues and the spring seeding gets underway. The next big event will be the July Sports Days.
This coming weekend will be the Morrin multiclub’s Achievement day. It starts at 2 p.m. in the Morrin Hall, so make time to go and appreciate all that these kids have spent the winter learning and working on.
Also in Morrin, the United Church will hold its annual meeting on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the church hall. Please attend if you have an interest in the happenings of the church, and if you’re not sure if this would interest you, it would be a good time to find out.
Donna Sengaus served for this month’s Birthday Club at St. Mary’s Lodge on Monday. She provided a delicious carrot cake that was appreciated by everyone who attended.
The birthday celebrants this month were Lizzie Nelson, (Pat Hatt’s Mom, celebrating 96 years), Ely Goddard, Younne Van Couwenberg, Thelma Weis and Elaine Morse.
Roy Duff from Elnora played and sang all afternoon to entertain the party attendees. Pat Hatt is May’s hostess.
Last but not least, don’t forget about the baseball season coming up; as soon as the diamonds dry off, that is.
Kent Holowath is interested in forming teams for all the ages — from five to 18 years old. Any parents interested in having an excuse to get out in the sunshine and have a lot of fun with the kids are welcome to help coach or manage a team.
Baseball is always loads of fun, so keep that participation in mind.
“There are three things in my life I really love: God, family and baseball. The only problem — once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.” — Al Gallagher, 1971, a member of the San Francisco Giants from 1970 to 1973.
— RUMSEY RECORD