Fair signals change of seasons

Byemoor was a busy berg on the weekend, with the slo-pitch tournament, kids’ carnival, parade and other events enjoyed by many

PRAIRIE POSTCARD — The canola swaths were in full view between Big Valley and Byemoor on Sunday

Byemoor was a busy berg on the weekend, with the slo-pitch tournament, kids’ carnival, parade and other events enjoyed by many. Hats off to all the volunteers who made it happen.

Participants enjoyed hot and sunny weather for the fair, which traditionally marks the end to summer and the beginning of the autumn harvest.

A fantastic set of fireworks kicked things off Friday night, along with pancake breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The streets were lined by parade-goers Saturday morning, as one of the best parades in recent years wound its way through the streets of the hamlet. Children gathered a generous supply of candy along the route. The theme of this year’s parade was farm safety, and the Russ Kobi family float was judged to be the best overall. Thanks to Dave Nixon for being in charge of the parade.

The kids’ carnival was a hit with the younger set and many assorted attractions and activities filled the afternoon. Kudos to carnival organizer Shelly Schellenberg and her crew for a successful event.

A dunk tank kept a few local girls cooled off, thanks to the good aim of those throwing balls at the trigger.

Mutton bustin’, a chicken catch and a greased-pig contest rounded out the afternoon.

The 31-team slo-pitch tournament (one team dropped out) ran all weekend. In the A event final, the SSV team from Stettler (the Grieners) emerged as the champions over Victorious Secret (Scott MacDonald team) from Hanna.

The B event winners were the Lamplighters (Dwight Tucker team) of Endiang, beating Wacky Wasdals in the final.

In the C event championship, Almost Heroes (Danny Grover team) of Stettler were victorious over the Limp Sticks and Loose Mitts.

Jack Fencers (Cody Keith team) of Byemoor claimed the D event title with a win over the Stinky Pinks.

Thanks to tournament organizers Bobbi Buchwitz and Raelynn Knowles for their hard work.

Grain crops are ripening quickly, making for an early harvest. Swathers have been busy cutting down many acres of canola and barley in what looks to be a crop of promising yield. Hopefully, harvest weather will prevail, so farmers can get their crops in the bin.

Russ and Linda Kobi, Wayne and Sue Mohn and Chris Mohn were among the family members attending a Mohn family reunion at Rocky Mountain House a couple of weeks ago.

Congratulations to Kyle Sorensen and Janelle Derr on their engagement.

In my job as a reporter, I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Lorne Berg, the new principal of Bashaw School. Lorne said Endiang was the first school he taught at after coming out of university.

He said he enjoyed his two years teaching in Endiang and wished he had stayed longer in the community.

Thought for the dayA shin bone is a device for finding furniture in the dark.

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