Garden show this week

Tuesday, Aug. 18, the STARS committee met for a beefs and bouquets follow-up meeting from the ride. This is where the names and address of all donors are recorded and sent into the STARS office so that everyone will receive their receipt. Records were made of what we can do another year and make things even better. Hopefully everything will be in order by spring when we start again.

Sunday, Aug. 16, the Rumsey Fire Dept. First Responders were called to the home of Fern and Ruth Tremblay in Rumsey. Ruth passed away that day and our many condolences to the family. I was not aware that Fern has been in hospital in Drumheller for some time. We send sincere sympathy to everyone.

Monday, Aug. 17, memorial services were held in the Rumsey community hall for Irene Gogol. Pastor Skip Macarthur of the Morrin Bethany Lutheran Church led the service. Irene’s granddaughter showed her 4-H public speaking skills when she delivered the eulogy for her grandmother, just as she did eleven months ago when her grandfather Nick Gogol passed away.

The Gogols were very hardworking people and always had to time for friends and neighbours who dropped in for coffee. They were our closest neighbours for many years and were always a telephone call away when help was needed. Judy Nelson played the organ for the service and Bruce Johnston led the congregational singing of “Amazing Grace”.

Wednesday, Aug. 19 was our anniversary and we were blessed by several phone calls and a visit from family. A large bouquet of roses graces our home, thanks to Rod and Charlene, who came over from Red Deer.

I still have the little toy helicopter that was left at the river the day of the ride so give me a call and I will see that you get it.

Also time is running short for the retrieving of the abandoned pots and pans at the agriplex. Call Linda Helmer and check it out to see if any of them are yours.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Cory Burnett as they were married in the Rumsey community hall on Saturday August, 8th.

Wednesday, Aug. 26, the 65th annual Rumsey Garden Show will be held in the agriplex.

Here is a breakdown of the times and events:

-Exhibits accepted; Aug. 25, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. – to 10:30 a.m.

-Judging Aug. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-Children’s Flower Arranging competition, 7:30 p.m. in Agri-plex.

Friday, Aug. 21st, in the Rumsey community hall, a shower was held for Devon Sengaus and his bride-elect, Nadine Becker from Trochu. The happy couple received many lovely and useful gifts.

Sympathy to all the friends of the McInnis’, who lived in Rumsey for a while prior to their move back east to Presscott, Ontario to be more near their family. Don McInnis passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the young age of 70. Services will be held in Ontario.

Congratulations to Ron and Kathy Upton on the birth of their second grandson, born in Burnaby BC. to Wes and Lisa. Happy times amongst the sad times.