Garden Club makes plans to host its national show

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Rumsey Record

On Aug. 15, women from the district went to Trochu to host the birthday of the month. Those celebrating birthdays this month are Robert Meston, Olive Brager, Lou Frere, Mary Chambers, Marie Kubinec, Dick Vickery and Eileen Kabush.

Lulu Bergquist’s birthday is also in August, but she passed away and her funeral was on her 102nd birthday. We will miss her, as she was such a dear.

At the birthday party, Ray Duft played music and sang for everyone’s enjoyment. Dariel, the hostess for the day, served chocolate birthday cake and ice cream. Chocolate cake is a real favourite.

The next birthday party will be Sept. 19, when Linda Helmer will be the hostess.

The “Memory Lane” group from Three Hills will be on hand to make beautiful music for all.

The Rumsey Red Deer River Garden Club met Tuesday to finalize plans for this year’s show, set for next Wednesday (Aug. 31). It will also be the Canadian Gladiolus Society national show. There will be a supper from 5 to 7 p.m., between the other activities. For more information or to obtain a prize list booklet, call Dianna at 368-2439.

Coming up quickly is the 100th anniversary celebrations for the Morrin School, set for Aug. 27 and 28. Plan to attend and be a part of the fun.

John and Laura Griffith have purchased a condo in Drumheller and will be moving into the city prior to the winter. There is a farewell collection for them, with contacts being Marilyn Olmstead, Elaine Wiesse and Dariel McNaughton. We are sorry to see them leave the community, but there comes a time when things change and new avenues arise.

Sympathy to the family members of Elizabeth Tresham, who passed away recently in Rumsey. Liz was a patient in the Drumheller hospital at the time of her passing. Among her surviving children is Leah, who makes her home in Rumsey with Brad Primrose.

A number of magazines are at the Drop-In for anyone who would like to have a look at them and take them home.

When Grace Meston moved into St. Mary’s Health Care in Trochu with her husband Bob, she very graciously donated all her quilting supplies and notions to the Rumsey quilters. Among those articles are numerous quilting books. Her photo albums are also at the Drop-in Centre and contain pictures of all the quilts that she has made over the years. It’s quite interesting.

On Sept. 4, Two Valley View community is celebrating its centennial at the Rumsey Drop-in Centre in the afternoon. Plan to come and have tea and take in the activities. The Drop-in building was the Two Valley View schoolhouse, so that makes it extra important to celebrate this milestone.

On Sept. 7, the Drop-in Centre will host a group of women from Delia who are joining in for tea to view the progress that has been made with the installation of two new furnaces and a hot-water heater last spring. The funds for that were obtained through the new horizons division of Starland County.