Explorers descend on Endiang for annual weekend of camping

Parts of the Endiang district were hit by strong winds last week, which left a path of destruction behind.

Parts of the Endiang district were hit by strong winds last week, which left a path of destruction behind. Several farms had shelter trees snapped off, corral windbreaks taken down and sheds and granaries overturned.

The damage didn’t take long to occur, but the same cannot be said for the cleanup.

Members of the Alberta Wildrose Explorers RV Club descended on Endiang on the weekend, camping all around the community hall. This is the seventh time for the group to visit Endiang.

With 10 RV units, it was a smaller than usual attendance, attributed partially to the forecast of a rainy weekend. Those who did attend enjoyed the ample space, quietness and hospitality the hamlet had to offer.

The community club catered a turkey supper and pancake breakfast for the group, which they especially enjoyed. Many of the campers also took in the entertainment of Tim Hus at the hall Sunday.

The group plans to return again next year.

The Tim Hus concert, held at the Endiang Hall on Sunday afternoon, was well-received by a goodsized crowd. Hus, a Canadian entertainer, writes much of his own material and his fiddle player formerly played for Stompin’ Tom Connors.

Irene Brooker accompanied Wayne and Patsy Gallagher to Kelowna, B.C., last week. While there, they visited with Velma Gore and her brother, Vern Boehlke. Velma returned with them to spend some time with Wayne and Patsy at Tulliby Lake and will be visiting her Endiang relatives a bit later.

Their trip home encountered a delay with a mountain snowstorm in the Kootenay Pass area.

Les and Rosemary, along with their sons, Travis of Beaumont, and Tyler, and his girlfriend Samantha Huskinson of Stettler, returned from an entertaining week in Las Vegas. The trip was to celebrate Travis’ 30th birthday and Tyler’s 25th birthday.

The Gutsche families have relatives visiting from Germany. Crystal Hirschmann, her daughter Njadia and Njadia’s boyfriend visited with Wes and Karen Gutsche and Lorne and Marlene Wallace recently.

The Germans were intrigued with hearing the coyotes howl at night. Apparently, they don’t have coyotes in Germany.

Keep in mind the bridal shower for Dara Green, bride-elect of Cody Hallett, on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Byemoor Hall.

The kindergarten class had its graduation exercises Thursday at the school. Moving on to Grade 1 are Cash Buchwitz, Nate Hutton, Brady Mappin and Brianna Taziar.

On Friday, a farewell ceremony was held for the Grade 9 class at the Byemoor School. Bidding farewell to Byemoor and heading for the high school of their choice will be Leotti Calgren, Ashley Keith, Julia Thompson, Deanne Walker and Allison and Erika Yates. Good luck, girls, with your high school years.

Rebecca Fritz, future bride of Lenard Schofer, was showered with bridal gifts Tuesday evening at the Byemoor Hall. Lenard and Rebecca will be married July 21.

Joe Engelman of Edmonton was a Sunday visitor with Bill and Linda Smith, as well as Carol, Les and Rosemary Stulberg. They also went to Hanna to visit with Bernice Zeimer at the nursing home.

Thought for the day — Organized people are just too lazy to look for stuff.

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