Gadsby bench fair attracted a great crowd

Has anyone seen the sun? There is still at lot of haying to be completed and now the farmers are hoping to start harvest. Will there be any time before the snow flies?

The much anticipated newest addition to the Clarke family has arrived. Congratulations to Megan (Clarke) and Brandon McPhea on the arrival of their baby boy, Ethan Clarke on Sept. 7, weighing in at 9 lbs. 12 ozs. in Red Deer Hospital. Megan and Ethan are home and doing great. Proud grandparents are Larry and Sheila Clarke of Gadsby, Colleen and Russ McPhea of Penhold, great-grandparents are Lawrence Clarke, Gadsby, Fred and Evelyn Milner of Stettler, Betty Page of Delburne and Norm and Margie McPhea of Penhold. And special mention to great, great, great (that’s right, three greats) Aunt Connie (Rushton) Williams who resides in Paragon Place in Stettler.

Connie was one of our most senior participants in the Gadsby 100th parade, riding with Clarke in the family’s open buggy. Also in the parade at about the same age was Wilma Glasier who rode in the red convertible provided by and driven by George Pivert, both of Heart Haven Lodge in Stettler. The Alberta Railway Excursions provided their covered trailer for several other seniors in our neighbourhood, including Isabel Stewart, Helen Bailey, Iona Berg, Twyllia Long, Joe and Maxine Hansel, Hayden Samuels, Bryce Mailer and Harold Chick.

Happy birthday to Fred Entwisle on Sept. 10 and Kendra Davits on the 12th. They celebrated in Stettler at Mareena Davits with birthday cake. Also birthday greetings to Lorna Walgenbach, on Sept. 12.

Westwoods bench fair was held on Thursday evening with a good crowd and about 12 classes of entries. Lee Carruthers won the aggregate with 51 entries in crafts, veggies and flowers. Lee was presented with a solar garden light. A huge success considering the poor year for gardens. Supper and lots of visiting completed the evening.

Merle Gordon left for Turtleford, Sask., the first of September for a week of visiting six relatives from Norway who he met for the first time. On the long weekend he was joined by Donna and Cody and a family dinner and dance was held in honour of the Norwegian relatives. About 80 family members were present for the event.

Don’t forget the monthly supper on Saturday night at the bank building. On the menu is ham and cheese, scalloped potatoes, veggies, salad and dessert. Souvenirs of Gadsby will also be on sale during the evening so if you missed your chance at the centennial, or if you have thought of some people you would like to get Christmas gifts for, here’s your chance, get them while they last!

Cash Bingo will follow the supper, starting at 7:30 with the early bird. The loonie pot is over $200.

Sincere sympathies to Karen Reynolds, Colton and Amanda on the death of her father Leonard Dahl of Stettler this past week. He was 86 years of age.