Freedom Singers entertained Halkirk and community in the weekend

HALKIRK HERALD -- The Southern Gospel concert featuring the "Freedom Singers" from Kelowna entertained in Halkirk on Saturday evening.

HALKIRK HERALD — The Southern Gospel concert featuring the “Freedom Singers” from Kelowna entertained in Halkirk on Saturday evening. The group, which includes two brothers who escaped from Romania and faced hardship and danger before arriving in Italy. It was there that they began their gospel singing. The name “Freedom Singers” came about in 2001. The group are scheduled to travel across Canada and the US in 2017. The evening began with a potluck supper and socializing, and was organized by Pastor Jim Culham and well attended by the neighbouring communities.

New telephone books are available for pick up at the Snack Shack.

Our community bids farewell to Irene Schilling who has sold her home in town and has moved to the Paintearth Lodge in Castor. Her son Kim, grandsons Justin and Jordan, as well as nephews Shane and Ken Schilling and niece Donna Younger and their spouses were among the gang that helped on moving day.

Allen and Jean Rowland are pleased to announce the arrival of twin grandchilren. Congratulations to Matt and Stacey Neely from Big Valley on the arrival of two very tiny babies – a daughter, Vada Lynn weighing 2 lbs 7 oz. and a son, Chael Clarence Allen weighing 2 lbs. 5 oz. They are at the Foothills hospital in Calgary and mom is staying at the Ronald McDonald house nearby. The Neelys have a daughter, Zaylynn, 5, and two boys Dreydan, 5 , and Cage, 7. These babies are grandbabies 11 and 12 for Allen and Jean.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Warren Tip Henderson who passed away on Friday, Nov. 25. Tip is a first cousin to Kent Johnson. Tip’s mom, Sally , was a sister to Mary Johnson. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hastings Coulee Hall on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Two more bingos before Christmas, with the first being on Thursday, Dec. 8 and the next on Dec. 15 at the hall at 7:30 p.m. The next one in the new year will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5.

We send a special Christmas wish out this week to all our readers living out of the province.