Full-fledged Christmas celebration brightens Gadsby

With the month of December, comes a variety of Christmas concerts, suppers, teas and, of course, the flu.

This was the case for my household last week.

Gadsby once again came alive on Dec. 4 with the arrival of Santa Claus in the afternoon.

Some 40 candy bags were handed out to children by Santa who arrived on the Clarke family sleigh.

Face painting, sleigh rides, hot dogs and hot chocolate were all part of the afternoon activities.

By five o’clock, doors were open at the community hall where 144 persons were served a delicious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

Gadsby District Hobby Club’s famous dessert smorgasbord was a hit as usual.

Door prizes, pail prizes and raffles were drawn.

Later in the evening back at the bank building, 58 players tried their luck at Bingo as 14 turkeys, hams and chocolates were carried out but no one took home the loonie pot.

Westwoods Agriplex was full on Dec. 5 when Santa arrived with about 60 children, parents, grandparents and residents.

A total of 12 craft tables were set up and a festive atmosphere prevailed.

Village of Gadsby council members and staff enjoyed Christmas supper on Dec. 11 at a restaurant in Stettler.

Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren helped great-grandson Luke Hronek celebrate his first birthday with about 20 family members at the home of Darcy and Tammy Hronek.

Elliot Skocdopole enjoyed his fifth birthday with a family birthday party as supper guests were Wade and Ybiett and girls, Arden and Deanne and girls and grandparents Stan and Gloria Diegel Jim and Dixie Skocdopole. Hosts were parents Greg and Richelle Skocdopole and family.

Donna Mackay, Beatrice Selinger and Betty Hadwin celebrated with the Heartland Belles Red Hat ladies in St. George’s Anglican Church in Stettler where 25 ladies enjoyed a catered supper.

For the first time in many years, James Glasier and Kenneth Glasier were both home at the same time on their birthday.

So the whole family was able to get together for a birthday supper.

Cole Nichols and friends celebrated his eighth birthday by taking in Santa Day at Westwoods with loads of fun and activities.

A good variety of cookies and squares were on hand for everyone.

Our local cowboys and families are all arriving home from the annual national rodeo in Las Vegas, United States.

Although they did not place, they all did very well. Way to go!