Gadsby thankful in October

The air has been a haze of dust as farmers have finally been able to spend some quality time in the fields, on the combines and bringing in the harvest. October has truly been a month to be thankful for.

Over 60 people came to Gadsby on Saturday night to enjoy the German foods served and help celebrate the annual Octoberfest. This is one of the many ways Canadians honour each others’ cultures and also enjoy the many flavours of our country.

Some 20 people stayed for cash bingo. The loonie pot is slowly growing and will be over $60 next time. Thanks to James and Kerri Pothier who donated a new set of “lucky” bingo balls.

Mark Dec. 4 on your calendar and start the Christmas season with the 14th annual Santa Claus Day, supper and turkey and ham bingo! More details to follow.

Before you turn the calendar, the 90th annual Omega Circle Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Gadsby Community Hall starting at 2 p.m. Coffee and cake will be served, $2.00 at the door and this will include a chance at an adult and a children’s door prize. There will be many prizes to be won, popcorn balls and children’s prizes; pail draws, a main raffle, guessing game, fish pond and craft table. The proceeds from the bazaar go towards the upkeep of the Gadsby Cemetery.

Mary Brennen has returned home from a recent scrapbooking retreat at Canmore where she and daughter Tammy spend an enjoyable weekend. Mary reports quite a few attended from the Stettler area as well.

The Gadsby District Hobby Club has decided that since everyone enjoyed looking at pictures of the past, they will continue to collect and “scrapbook: copies of any pictures anyone may have. They are also looking for past write-ups, post cards, newspaper clippings, etc. This would insure a lasting history of Gadsby and would be on display at the Bank Building. Contact Mary Brennen at 403-574-2469m, Velvet at 403-574-000 or Paulette at 403-574-2442 for more information or to donate anything of interest.

Betty Hadwin left Sept. 22 to spend two weeks with her longtime friend Ethel Churchill in Saint Catharine’s Ontario (next to the City of Niagara Falls). They traveled to Toronto to see the life size Chinese terra cotta statutes on display at the Royal Ontario Museum. Over 8,000 of these statues were found by an archeologist in 1972. Not all are in Toronto.

Betty came home on Oct. 9 and left again on the 15th for a weekend cross-stitch retreat at Trochu.

Gloria and Stan Diegel and Stan’s cousin Roger and Diane Ost of Eckville boarded the Murder Mystery Train out of Stettler to Big Valley last Saturday, Oct. 9 where they thoroughly enjoyed not only the murder mystery and the meal served but also Roscoe the Clown, who seemed very interested in Gadsby!

On Sunday, Gloria and Stan hosted a family Thanksgiving dinner with Richelle and Greg and family, Ybiett and girls, Arden and Deanne and family. On Monday they all came back for leftovers!

Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren had their family in for Thanksgiving with Bonnie and Dwayne, Richard home from Calgary and Kristina home from Olds College. It was a weekend of work and pleasure.

Congratulations to Dianna and Troy Walgenbach on the birth of their new baby girl, Hayley Lee Walgenbach, 12 lbs. 12 ozs. on Oct. 12. Hayley was born in the Stettler hospital. And to Robert and Char Curtis on the safe arrival of their won Rex Shepherd Curtis who was born Oct. 5 at the Camrose hospital. A baby brother for Ben, Jed and Jake.

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