Decoration Day set for Sunday

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Gadsby/Westwoods

It’s been a busy month for Westwoods, with the recent Tommy Robinson family reunion.

Members of the Jim, Jack and Earl Robinson families were all in attendance. Lots of camping, visiting and, I’m sure, picture-taking.

Between events, residents of Westwoods have been busy with upgrades to the community centre, with the installation of a new industrial dishwasher, window blinds, 150 new chairs to match previous purchases, and a curtain over the large mural.

On the weekend, Westwoods hosted the wedding reception for Kerri Norman and Joel Shepherd, who were married in Stettler. Kerri is the daughter of Karen (nee Clarke) and Rodney Norman of Donalda.

Attending from the district were grandfather Lawrence Clarke, as well as Larry and Sheila Clarke and family.

Elsewhere last weekend, Gordie and Shirley Reynolds attended the wedding celebrations for John Connon’s daughter Lila, bride elect of Nolan Yaskiw.

The wedding took place in Strathmore. Lila is a registered nurse and the newlyweds live on an acreage near Strathmore.

While in Strathmore, Gordie and Shirley visited his nephew Gary (sister Evelyn’s son) and Kathy Guichon.

Donna McKay had an interesting day Wednesday when she attended a “Hobo Hoot” party at Hussar with several groups of red hat ladies. Each person brought a can of veggies, which were all added to a pot of broth to make soup that was then served out of their cans.

The monthly supper at the bank building in Gadsby was well attended, with more than 50 people enjoying the meal.

The Ross family was well represented, with 11 members. It was good to see son Tom and Joanne from Edmonton, along with other family members.

And I think most regulars were happy to be back in routine — 18 stayed for bingo, but the loonie pot continues to build.

Activities aren’t quite finished for the summer, with Decoration Day set for this Sunday. The pancake breakfast at the church building runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s $6 per plate, with no admission charge for children under 10 years old.

And the month ends with the annual open bench fair at Westwoods next Wednesday (Aug. 31). Entries are accepted at 4 p.m., with supper scheduled for 6:30. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring entries.

The next monthly supper hosted by the Gadsby District Hobby Club is set for Sept. 17 at the Gadsby Community Hall. It’s the group’s annual fall beef supper. More details on the event will follow.