Elks disbursements support Oil Kings team and many other organizations

The Elks-sponsored Dan Diehl concert and supper unfortunately had a lower-than-expected turnout, due, in part, to the inclement weather and competing functions in the local area. Many thanks to all the hardy souls who braved the elements and supported the Elks by attending this event.

At the November meeting of the Elks, disbursements were made to a number of local organizations including the Big Valley children’s Christmas party, the Rumsey Christmas party and minor hockey, with Fun Team Hockey and Morrin to come on receipt of letters. The Elks also helped to support our local Oil Kings hockey team by assisting in the purchase of their new Jerseys. Nice colours, guys!

The Christmas meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14 with supper served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting. The club draw was scooped up by Hugh Campbell and the Club 200 winners were Nora Watts, Ed Bremer, Pat Annette and Emmerson Briggs.

The Big Valley Legion will be meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6. On the agenda will be finalizing the arrangements for the Pioneer Dinner. Anyone able to volunteer to help in the kitchen, please contact Bill.

Ten players came out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Nov. 28. Ernie Petrussa came in first, second was Lillian Kirtley, third Bill Kirtley with the booby going to Caroline Pound. This week’s lucky draw winner was Dorothy Annable.

Crib at the drop-in centre attracted 10 players this week. First was Les Knapp, second Yvonne Burnstad, third Curt Watts with the booby going to Ron Milton. Everyone had a great time. There will be no crib at the drop-in centre next Sunday, Dec. 5.

The Big Valley United Church invites you to enjoy an evening with the Stettler Senior Singers on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Join in some carol singing or just enjoy listening. Refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome.

Come on out to the Big Valley School Christmas concert, scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Donations for the food bank will be accepted at the door. Refreshments and snacks will follow the show. Everyone is welcome.

Santa is on his way. The Big Valley children’s Christmas party will be on Saturday, Dec. 18. Pre-register with Brenda at 403-876-2420. Everyone is welcome.

December birthday greetings go out to Parker Vanhaga – 2, Brenda Meyer – 3, Raymond McCrindle – 5, Russell McCrindle – 5, Doug Stormoen – 6, David Siegrist – 7, Chanse Stefanik – 8, Samuel Gridley – 8, Lois Miller – 9, Jacob Webster – 13, Franscisco Laisnez – 14, Myrna Saar – 14, Arlyne Hingst – 18, Sharon Watson – 19, Elaine McCrindle – 19, Elaine Skocdopole – 21, Allan Saar – 24, Walter Stefanik – 26, and Rod Couturier – 26.

Happy anniversary to Les and Yvonne Knapp – 13, Biff and Geneva Balcolm – 18, Wilbur and Peggy Stewart – 21, Chris and Shauna Laisnez – 25, Allan and Gerty Beresford, Rod and Ione Miller – 29.