Hay rides, Santa’s visit headline weekend

Christmas is less than a month away and there is no better place to get in the mood than the Gadsby District Hobby Club 16th annual

Christmas is less than a month away and there is no better place to get in the mood than the Gadsby District Hobby Club 16th annual Santa Claus Day, turkey and ham supper and turkey bingo coming up this Saturday in Gadsby.

Santa arrives at the bank building 2 p.m. There will be hay rides, candy bags and visits with Santa. The supper begins at 5 p.m. at the community hall and bingo back at the bank building 7:30 p.m. Something for everyone.

Congratulations to Melitta Walgenbach and Chad Sorensen who were married Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Stettler Community Hall at 7 p.m. The hall was packed with friends and family. Open house, lunch buffet and dance followed the ceremony.

Percy and I attended the Gadsby Village Christmas supper Saturday night, along with councillors Sam Wilson, Fred (and Velvet) Entwisle, Jennifer (Brian) Burke, secretary Jacqui Purvis-Smith and longtime office administrator Lavonne (Smitty) Smith. While at the Otherside, I was thrilled to see Kelly Sutherland come in. He was among the guests at Melita’s wedding. I missed Layne MacGillivray and Ross Knight. who were also there.

Happy 65th birthday goes out to Jimaine (Robinson) Walgenbach! And congratulations to Donavon and Tarah Robinson on the birth of their son, Oliver James, on Nov. 23 in the Stettler hospital. A brother for Lyncoln. Proud grandparents are Norman and Donna Robinson and great-grandmother Phyllis Robinson. Mother and baby are doing well.

We are pleased to hear Lorraine Potter has returned home after a lengthy stay in hospital. And we send get-well wishes to Leigh Shepherd.

Grant and Judy Musgrove and family, along with Gordon Jackson, were guests at Bill and Joyce Hansel’s on Sunday for Grey Cup day. It was great to have our Calgary Stampeders in the 100th Grey Cup, but …

The William E. Hay Composite High auditorium was close to capacity on Saturday afternoon when more than 550 friends and relatives came together to say goodbye to Steve McKnight.

While listening to the eulogies and watching the overhead pictorial history of Steve, it became apparent how appropriate for us to be seated in the auditorium where Steve excelled in so many sports.

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