The Halkirk Hicks 4-H rodeo club hosted a two-day rodeo at the bull-a-rama grounds the first weekend in June.
Multiple 4-H clubs competed — Neutral Hills Rodeo Ranglers, Consort; Silver Star, Stettler; Crafty Crew Multi, Stettler; Hanna Prairie Rangeland Riders; Brownfield Multi; Cadogan Multi and Halkirk.
There were 38 evenly matched competitors at the fun rodeo.
Halkirk had 16 of 19 club members competing, and they all did well. The youngsters compete in barrels; pole bending; keyhole; goat-tying, which was a challenge with all the rain and mud at the weekend; breakaway riding; and team and steer riding.
They compete at three levels — junior, intermediate and senior. Former club member Luke Nibourg was the announcer. The meet included the Brett Oram memorial interclub fun event, which was a relay obstacle race, with money raised going to cancer research.
There are six such 4-H rodeo events on the local calendar. The first two were in Halkirk, with Stettler hosting two this past weekend and the final two held in Consort.
Congratulations to all the competitors.
There were a lot of laughs as family and friends gathered at Erin Chick’s home to shower mom-to-be Jessica McKnight on May 26. The baby shower was held early, because Jessica is headed to Minnesota to visit with her parents. She and Matt will head back to Germany in August.
A good-sized crowd attended the community barbecue sponsored by the parent council on Wednesday. The council was fundraising for special school projects and events.
The COW (Classroom on Wheels) bus was parked at the school Monday. The students always enjoy that event.
In town on the weekend were Shane Schilling, Kenny and Tracey Schilling and Phyllis and Colin Fuller, visiting with family.
Greg and Laura Kent are in the process of moving from Fort Nelson, B.C., to Lloydminster. Greg transferred there as of June 1. Son Rob is working out of Fairview.
Congrats to Madelyn and Mikenna Schauer, who competed at the Canadian all-girls rodeo last week in Nanton. The girls have had a great season and will continue with competitions through early summer.
COMING UP: Last bingo for the season is this Thursday; the town-wide garage sale is set for Saturday, with a bake sale at the Halkirk hall.
— Halkirk Herald