Garden club plants seeds to honour Storch family

We enjoyed beautiful weather last weekend. Who got their first sunburn?

We enjoyed beautiful weather last weekend. Who got their first sunburn?

Please remember that conditions are dry and both counties, Stettler and Starland, have issued full fire bans, so be careful and watchful around our community.

Lance (and Kendra) Kiemele is Rumsey’s volunteer fire chief, so contact him at 403-368-3820 if you see smoke! The Rumsey Fire Department is hosting its annual Mother’s Day breakfast this Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m. Come in and enjoy a sausage, eggs and pancake delight with the moms in your world.

The Rumsey Garden Club had its meeting last week. For this year’s show, they plan to add a heritage section in memory of Mary and George Storch. That will include classical flowers, such as Sweet Peas, Colandulas, Bachelor Buttons, Cosmos and any others of a heritage variety.

There will also be a vegetable section to exhibit such vegetables as squash varieties, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots and any other that qualify. Each entry must have heritage validation, such as the seed package or plant label. There will also be a new niche category called “Shades of Emerald” and an “Arrangement of Lilies” entry.

This year will be the garden club’s 69th anniversary and the show is set for Aug. 28.

The Storch family celebrated their Christmas this past Sunday, with 15 attending. Mary Newton and Doris Cawiezel cooked a delicious Christmas dinner for everyone and they enjoyed card games and exchanged little gifts between the sisters and brothers and spouses. Even though they stay in touch all year long, it’s wonderful to be together in person once in a while.

Brittany Landin, Helen’s great-granddaughter, danced in Olds this past weekend with 30 other dance schools in a central Alberta dance festival and won many awards and recognitions. She won platinum for her dance segments.

Helen said that her ability to portray and interpret the music was amazing. Her next competition will be held in Banff this weekend.

Several people from Rumsey travelled to Red Deer to celebrate Helen Yost’s 90th birthday party. She enjoyed herself so much to see so many people from Rumsey, Trochu and Drumheller and surrounding area.

Trochu’s St. Mary Lodge held its volunteer tea last Thursday and many from Rumsey were able to attend. The Rumsey volunteers were given special recognition for their contributions to the lodge. You’ll be able to see the plaque hanging in the post office for a short while before it’s moved to the Drop-In Centre.

Grade 9 students from Morrin, including Katie Primrose, Carson Hodge, Reagan Burrows, Quinton Kopjar and Erica Nelson, travelled to the Mustard Seed in Calgary to spend a day cooking and serving food to the less fortunate. What an eye-opener that must have been.

Coming up, all too quickly, are this year’s graduation ceremonies. From our community, we have Matthew Kiemele, Mitchel Herd, Matthew McNaughton, Tanner Couturier and Robert Sinclair graduating from Morrin; Clayton Steen from Stettler; and Baylee Nelson, Bonnie Steen-Nelson’s daughter, from Trochu.

— Rumsey Record