Halkirk Elks celebrate Mother’s Day with pancake breakfast

Tasty breakfast – Rocky and Louanne Dahmer

The Halkirk Elks hosted their annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast on Sunday morning at the hall with a full house. It’s always so great to see the multiplicity of generations celebrating mom’s day out. Maxine Baird was the lucky mom who took home the hanging basket of petunias.

Halkirk school kids had a good showing at the CARA badminton tournament in Stettler. Jacey Gamroth and Twyla Sheffield placed second in Grade 8 doubles, they go on to CWAJHAA in Sylvan Lake. Katelyn Dahmer and Shayla Schilling placed third in girls’ doubles and Wyatt Kent and Simon Muncy placed fourth in boys’ doubles.

Deanna (Kneeland) Christoffer has been transferred to the transplant ward from the ICU at the University hospital in Edmonton this week. Deanna, who has Cystic Fibroses, received a bilateral lobar (lung) transplant on April 19. Lung donors were her brother, Trevor Kneeland, and her uncle, Henry Michielsen, both now recuperating at home. Deanna’s parents, Les and Cathy have been staying in Edmonton. Best wishes, Deanna, get home soon.

Greetings go out to Dallas Haeberle, who was the guest of honor at a family gathering just outside of Didsbury on Saturday. Happy 60th birthday, Dallas.

Anne Neilson returned from BC visiting with Brenda and Mike. Dick and Joan Neilson from Parksville, BC were recent visitors with Anne Neilson, Bert, Cindy and kids.

Visiting with Irene Schilling over Easter was her grandson, Jordon, from Wainwright. Her sister-in-law, Margret Koss from Strathmore is here this week and came to breakfast.

Lowell and Janette Berry spent the Easter holidays with all the children at Grant and Darlene Berry’s in Spruce Grove.

Brian and Sandra Gonda and Caleb from Tees and Mandy Gonda and girls enjoyed Mother’s Day breakfast with Brian’s mom, Dianne. They were joined by Cody and Natasha Gonda and Ryan from Erskine, who were visiting with Cody’s mom, Joann.

JD dance academy held a dance recital in Stettler last Saturday with parents and grandparents from Halkirk and area enjoying the recital.

Coming up: May 13 – Students Jump rope for heart at the school; May 19 – Hall board regular Bingo at 7:30; May 27 –Town clean – up (all residents encouraged to help by cleaning around their neighborhood); May 28 – hazardous waste round-up at the fire hall (a list of accepted items is at the post office).

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