From pancakes to fishing, next week’s centennial in Gadsby has a lot to offer

The Gadsby United Church was built in 1910. As part of the centennial celebrations, members of the Gadsby Heritage Society are holding a pancake breakfast Sunday morning, Aug. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the old church building. This event will also honour the tradition of the annual pancake suppers which were held at the church years ago and sponsored by Mr. W. F. (Frank) Townsend.

Another spotlight of the centennial, for the avid fisherman will be the Stevenson Fish Derby, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., situated on the east edge of Gadsby.

This is a catch-and- release event. The cost to enter is $15 and the prize is $100. Then in the afternoon, there will be regular fishing.

A gentle reminder to please contact 403-574-2442 to let us know how many are coming to the supper. Even though this is not mandatory, it would be greatly appreciated so we have an idea about how many to prepare for. Don’t forget to call 403-742-5205 for parade entries.

Last Wednesday, we had a fun afternoon, even though the power was off and no coffee available, to sort through and begin posting pictures. This gave everyone another chance to reminisce and more great stories emerged. Come on out this Wednesday and bring your copies of old photos to share with all!

Congratulations to Nolan and Miranda Shepherd on the arrival of their 9 lb. 8 oz. son, Liam Nolan on August 11. Local grandparents are Rick and Debbie Shepherd, Greg and Cindy Lovell, as well as Charlie and Aleta Cassidy.

A very large crowd of approximately 400 attended the wedding celebrations for Cade Rock and Ashley McNeal on Saturday, August 14 at Westwoods Agriplex. Trailers and RVs started arriving Thursday. The wedding was held on the Barnec farm north of Botha, in the yard at parents’, Janie and Steven Rock. The reception, open house and dance followed at Westwoods. Best wishes to the newlyweds as they make their home north of Botha.

Leasyl Carey, along with son Lincoln, joined her mom Joan and brother Don for a relaxing week at Long Lake, north of Boyle.

Smitty and Lavonne attended the rodeo in Stettler on the weekend (another inch and a half of rain – couldn’t hay). They enjoyed watching Kourtney Hronek participate as she is one of the Ladies of the Heartland. The weekend saw lots of people at the rodeo and even the sun came out to make the weekend a success!

Get well wishes to Lorraine Lang who has been in hospital in Red Deer while having a pace maker put in.

There is life after the centennial and the Gadsby Ball Association would like to remind participants that the annual ball tournament will be held the following weekend, Sept. 4 so please phone Leasyl at 403-574-2171 to register your team.

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