Big Valley Bulletin
By Lynne Palmer
Canada Day was pretty quiet in Big Valley, except for the fireworks display put on by Mel Dodds, Donnie Walker, and Brian Kim. Those who didn’t go to the ball diamond were able to watch from home and from the hill by the golf course. Anybody I talked to thought it was pretty darn good for a small community.
Scott and Jenny Shultz have booked the Drop-in Centre for July 23, 5 p.m. for a pot luck dinner with all their friends, from the community. Scott and Jenny are leaving our community to move to the Sherwood Park area at the end of July. They will be missed by all. Jenny has been the editor of the whistle since 2006 and has done an excellent job. Please confirm your attendance with Jenny 403-876-2287.
July 11 is the Elks’ inter-lodge golf in Big Valley and July 12, Elk’s annual golf camp out and BBQ in Trochu. Red Deer Elks will be celebrating an anniversary on July 11, Trenville is having its 60th anniversary.
The Big Model Train Show will go again this year on Aug. 15 and 16, this may turn into a three day show which would include the 14. This would be the first time for a three day show. More details as they become finalized.
The annual “LIVE STREAM SHOW” will be held here on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19.
Condolences to Mel and Lois Miller and family on the sudden passing of Mel’s brother.
The Big Valley Museum is officially open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week during the summer. On special train days, the museum times are noon to 7 p.m.
The Webster families gathered with family friends and neighbours on the Webster homestead Saturday evening to celebrate 100 years of continuous ownership of the family farm. A plaque from the province of Alberta was presented by MLA Jack Hayden.
I think that most people think the kids in town need a place to do their dirt biking. But when evidence shows that some of those kids are destructive and cruel, it makes it hard for the people to not agree to that area be closed down to the bikers. We found a bird house that had been torn down between holes 7 and 8 on the golf course, the lid ripped off and 5 fully- feathered baby birds smashed with a rock. So far there is only a bit of evidence, but eventually somebody will remember seeing something. Also the window in the golf clubhouse was pried open, and the garbage can knocked over with garbage on the floor. It’s hard to reason why this keeps happening, there is nothing of any value ever left in the clubhouse. And I wonder why.
There will be a Kids’ Computer Club at the Big Valley Library, Fridays July 10- Aug. 14 noon to 3:30 p.m. No adults allowed.