Gadsby looking forward to Santa Day this weekend

Curtis Cassidy sitting first in the PRCA world standings

An early birthday celebration for Joyce Hansel who will turn 75 on December 1. Of the 52 immediate family members, 47 were able to attend. The party was held at the Gadsby Community Hall with a potluck dinner, lots of games for the very young, the not so young and all the adults. Happy birthday Joyce!

Also turning 75, November 15, was Jeanne Beisel. Paulette Heer took Jeanne out for dinner on Thursday, November 23. Prior to this Jeanne took a bus trip to Spruce Meadows to the annual international Christmas market. Also on the bus, from Stettler, were The Jazz Guys, which included Scott Pfeiffer, who were performing at the market. Jeanne took pictures of the performances as well as all the different stalls from around the world. Her favorite being Norway. Great way to celebrate a special birthday.

Percy and I want to wish our oldest grandson happy birthday. Matthew Wideman turned 20 on November 18. And happy birthday to Brody Lang whose 13th birthday was November 18.

Percy also received a phone call from his cousin Dervil Heer who lives in Cochrane. Dervil asked about and to be remember by many residents in the Gadsby and Stettler area.

I have recently been informed about the CFR results for our local cowboy Curtis Cassidy. Curtis won $25,000 in Edmonton to finish the year with over $49,600, finishing fourth overall, which qualifies him for Calgary in 2018! Sadly, this was the last CFR at Northlands in Edmonton and no word yet on what happens next year.

Curtis is currently sitting first in the PRCA world standings. He has also been invited to the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) in Vegas in 2018. Congratulations Curtis.

One final reminder to mark your calendars for December 2 to take in Santa Day at the hall, followed by the Christmas Light up next door at James and Kerri Pothier’s.

The day starts at the hall around 2 p.m. There will be hayrides, crafts, snacks and chili on a bun. Over at Kerri’s events start with the light up at 6:30 and ends around 9 p.m. There will be hot dogs, hot chocolate and cookies galore. Bring your camera! Everyone, young and old, are welcome to come. Bring a bag of non-perishables for the food bank and get in on the door prizes.

And on December 6, the AGM will be held for Westwoods Ag Society at the Westwoods Ag building. Memberships are $2 and are available at 6:30 p.m. or from any board member beforehand. The meeting starts 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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