Harvest gains ground in Gadsby and district

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Gadsby / Westwoods

The farmers are feeling less stress as the hay is being rolled into bales and that part of harvest is over half done in our area.

Gardening is abundant as well.

Congratulations to Botha on its 100th birthday. It was another successful centennial weekend.

Gadsby village participated in the Saturday parade, as well as the Gadsby Omega Circle, with a float entry.

And many were thrilled to cheer on Neal Walgenbach, who was the parade marshal Friday at the Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede. Walgenbach drove the truck he won at the 2010 Calgary Stampede and displayed the Baker/Hughes canvas.

The Howard Giles family from Calgary was in Gadsby on Sunday, first stopping at the Bank Building for lunch. Then it was on to the Gadsby Omega Cemetery for an interment ceremony for Winnie Giles.

The Giles family homesteaded south of Gadsby.

Several women from the Omega Circle attended Sunday’s ceremony.

The 81st annual Decoration Day service is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28.

The Omega Circle is happy to report the completion of the sidewalk in the memorial park, as well as a resurfacing of the cenotaph and the installation of the concrete circle in the new east section of the cemetery that will honour the Omega Circle charter members.

Don’t forget the pancake breakfast, also on Aug. 28, just prior to the Decoration Day service. The breakfast is sponsored by the Gadsby Heritage Society and will be held in the church building.

Doreen Reynolds reported a rather rainy but fun trip to Prince George to visit daughter Wendy Ball. It had been almost four years since their last visit there and they did manage to enjoy some golfing when the sun came out. Doreen was away for six days.

This Saturday, Gadsby District Hobby Club will host its monthly supper at the Bank Building, with barbecue burgers and smokies, baked potatoes, salads and dessert. The doors open at 5 p.m. Cash bingo follows at 7:30 for those who wish to stay. And the loonie pot is growing. Everyone is welcome.

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