Don’t miss Rumsey Garden Show

The Rumsey Garden Show is approaching quickly and the gardens and yards around the community couldn’t look any lusher!

Roof repair at the curling rink is proceeding smoothly thanks to the dedicated work of volunteers and donations of material from local businesses.

The Rumsey Garden Show is approaching quickly and the gardens and yards around the community couldn’t look any lusher! I hope everyone will consider bringing in something to show at the Garden Show. Books are available at the Post Office so you can see what is eligible. There is a category for everything in your garden and flower bed, plus house plants and a large section for home baking so, definitely, a place for everything you want to bring into town. It will held on Monday, Aug. 25, so you can start bringing in your entries Sunday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

In the morning of the show, you can still bring in entries from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. All entries will be judged during the day, then the show opens to the public at 4 p.m. and supper is served starting at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. along with a silent auction, which will run until 8 p.m.

There will also be a children’s flower arranging competition in the arena at 7:30. Awards will be handed out after those event are concluded. Also, the Rumsey Community Library will be running their photography contest along with the Garden Show so pick out your favorite seasonal photos, get them developed into a 5” by 7” photo mounted on a white card with a minimum half inch border so we can display them. It sounds like a lot of fussing but the larger picture is easier to judge and the white border helps display the picture as well as prevents any tack holes in the photo itself. The contest will run the same as last year with photos being categorized in each month of the year.

The contractors are busy working at the curling arena. They have made great progress on the south side with the felting and strapping. Thanks to the Holowath boys for unloading the tin last week in preparation to put that on. A big thank you to Bob Davidson, owner of Peaches Portables, for donating the garbage bins to take away the old shingles and, also, for donating the portable toilets to the STARS Ride on Aug. 10. There are many more contributors, so I will get a list together from Kent so we can thank them all.

The workers have noticed that the arena has taken on a musty, moist smell with the removal of the shingles because of the many showers that have passed overhead, so I am sending out the word that if anyone in the community has a dehumidifier sitting idle and could bring it into town, that would take care of any moisture accumulating in the building during construction. This would be one more thing that would count towards grant hours, so please bring them in.

Helen Steen had a great time this past weekend following her many family members as they played ball over at the Byemoor Slowpitch Tournament. She had six teams to follow as 16 family members were spread over those six teams and only once did two teams meet up, so she wasn’t able to choose between which one to watch.

The Rumsey Ag Society has set up a Family Trust Account at the Mountain View Credit Union for both Doris Cawiezel and Tom Anderson. All donations placed in these two accounts will go directly to the families to help alleviate costs of travel, hotel and meals while away from home getting their treatments. We continue to hope and pray for only the best for these two families as they valiantly work through this time of trial.

And, finally, this is my joke of the week:

Matthew: Do you know how baseball players keep in touch?

Connor: I don’t know. How?

Matthew: Oh, you know, they touch base every once in a while.

Enjoy!

RUMSEY RECORD

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