Festive weekend includes weddings, Hanna centennial

The long weekend was a busy one, jam-packed with activities amid perfect weather.

The Town of Hanna entered a symbolic birthday cake float in the town’s centennial parade last Saturday. Endiang has many ties to Hanna.

The long weekend was a busy one, jam-packed with activities amid perfect weather.

Several from our district attended the Hanna centennial celebration. At one time, Hanna was the main trading centre for the Endiang district and many of the area babies were born in the Hanna hospital. Congratulations to Hanna on its 100th birthday.

Agnes Sorensen has moved to Paragon Place in Stettler, after living in our community for the past 89 years. Agnes was a valued member of our community and will be missed. We wish her all the best in her new location.

Congratulations to Dara Green and Cody Hallett, who were married on Saturday in an outdoor ceremony in the beautiful farm yard of the bride’s parents, Dale and Dee Green.

The reception and wedding dance were held in Stettler. The young couple will be residing in their new home on the Green farm, located where Bob and Eileen Green previously lived. We wish this fine young couple all the best as they start their married life together.

Congratulations goes out to Robin Cosgrave and Wes Walker, who were married Saturday, as well. Their ceremony was held on the Walker farm, on a hill of special significance to the family. It was nice that the groom’s mother, Evelyn Walker, was well enough to attend, after undergoing heart surgery.

The newlyweds will be making their home in the hamlet of Byemoor. We wish the couple a long and happy marriage.

Byemoor was a busy place on the weekend, with the Pogmore family reunion at the community centre. The Pogmores enjoyed a wonderful reunion, with many family members in attendance.

Many of our country music fans attended the 20th annual Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose on the long weekend, with its first sold-out jamboree.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Gordon Schultz of Brooks. He passed away July 28 at the age of 78. The funeral was held on Thursday in Brooks, with burial of cremation at the Lutheran cemetery on Saturday.

Gordon was raised on the Schultz family farm south of Endiang, the eldest of Paul and Connie Schultz’s surviving children. Our thoughts are with his family in their loss.

Sympathy is also sent to Jim and Gwen Keith and family on the passing of Gwen’s father in Camrose. Our thoughts are with them, as well.

Happy 18th birthday wishes go out to Carly Christie, who celebrated her special birthday with a get-together at the Byemoor Hotel on the weekend.

Congratulations to Jay Walker and his sister Shelly Gross on taking over the franchise of the Hanna Husky gas station and convenience store.

They held the grand-opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday.

Formerly known as TCs, the business will now be known as TWs, as a tribute to their father T.W. (Ford) Walker. Ford’s sisters, Lois Ballinger and Mike Keith, were on hand for the grand opening. Best of luck to Jay and Shelly on their new venture.

Keep in mind that the Byemoor Fair is coming up Aug. 17-19. The slo-pitch tournament goes all weekend, with fireworks Friday night and pancake breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings. There will also be a parade, a kids’ carnival, a roast-beef supper and a dance.

Thought for the day: The most precious things in life aren’t things.

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