Have coffee and a chat at the senior centre

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Louise Bellair / Botha Booster

I can’t believe summer is half over already as we move into August. This means the children will soon be back at school. Where did the summer go? Let’s hope that August will be a drier month, and everyone can get their stuff done.

I was told the other day that things are about a month behind schedule because of all the rain we have been having. I feel sorry for all the people that took holidays in July, with all the amount of rain we received during that time.

It’s hard to believe school supplies are already being advertised.

Another long weekend has come and gone with this past weekend being the Civic holiday. I hope that everyone had a great long weekend.

Ready for this coming weekend? The Botha Centennial weekend (Aug. 12-14) is coming up, so hopefully there is great weather for this. Everyone better has this coming weekend booked on your calendars and ready for a great time. Let’s all come out and celebrate Botha Centennial.

Free camping is available at the ball diamond with a water and pumping station located at the hall. If anyone has any questions or would like to know any more information, please call Sherri Larter at 403-742-8214 or Josie Hunter at 403-742-2170.

Be ready to put on or watch the best parade around the country. It will take place on August 13 at 11 a.m. If anyone has any parade item they would like to enter and would like more information on how the parade is going to be set up, please call Bob Erickson at 403-742-4719.

A great weekend is planned so hopefully everyone can attend, and see some folks they haven’t seen for a while, and see some historical items and also the Underwood Flying Machine, a replicate Bob Erickson and crew made for everyone to see. IT’S A MUST-SEE!!

The Underwood Flying Machine was known as, “Canada’s First Flying Machine”. Elmer Underwood and his two brothers invented this plus a runway in the early 1900s. Elmer was an active member in Botha until his passing away suddenly in the spring of 1942.

Botha Hall has just received new tables and will be getting a new paint job inside, so come and see all the great work that has been done to it.

Ball tournaments will be happening shortly, so why not have it at the Botha Diamond. Or just come out with your friends or gather up a ball team and come out for a great game. Phone Ken or Wendy at 403-742-8184, to reserve your spot.

Bingo carries on August 16 evening at 7:15 p.m. at the senior centre. Grab your dabbers and come out for a great time. Who knows, you could be the next big winner.

Coffee anyone? Gather one and all for a fresh refreshing cup of coffee with your friends and neighbours every Wednesday morning starting at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. These are held at the senior centre.

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