Heritage society has new name

Last night reminded us that fall is just around the corner. School starts Aug. 31 in most areas, please watch out for our little ones as they head for school.

One of the last summer events in and around Gadsby is the Omega Circle/Stettler Legion Decoration Day Service at the Gadsby Cemetery. The service will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, with refreshments coming after. The caretakers have struggled with drought, gophers and moles and still was able to maintain a beautiful park-like appearance for everyone to enjoy.

The members of the group that has saved and is refurbishing the Gadsby Church felt it was time to take a Gadsby name. So the Westwoods/Appermont Heritage Society has been changed to Gadsby Heritage Society. Projects on the chart at present time for the Gadsby Heritage Society, is water hookup, heating and bathrooms.

Westwood Agrilot will be busy planning their upcoming fall fair, Sept. 10, with more details next week.

A note from last week’s news. It was daughter Sandra Trennery who spent Sunday/Monday with parents Bill and Joyce Hansel after the wedding (not the bride!). They enjoyed a fun, relaxing time together.

A large crowd attended the bridal shower for Tanya Reider, bride-elect of Cody Cassidy which was held Thursday night at the Westwoods Agrilot. Three of her five bridesmaids were able to attend, having come from a distance. Many helpful gifts along with best wishes for the future, were presented to Tanya. Cody and Tanya’s wedding will be held Sept. 19.

Family was the theme for August for Frank and Betty Hadwin. On the weekend of Aug. 8, forty family members along with guests and neighbours came together southeast of Consort to commemorate one hundred years since Mr. Hadwin senior filed his homestead.

This quarter is still owned by the family although no one has lived there since homestead times. The weather was perfect for touring the area and reminiscing.

Then this weekend approximately sixty family members met at the Benalto Fairgrounds, (on Betty’s side of the family). Included in the reunion was a birthday party to celebrate Betty’s brother’s sixtieth year.

Despite the weather, pouring rain, cold and wet they enjoyed lots of visiting, an evening bonfire and lots of laughter.

Smitty and Lavonne took in two days of the Red Deer wagon races and rained out two days. This Saturday they attended the Halkirk Bull-O-Rama and report a good crowd, lots of bull riders and enjoyed the Graham sisters trick riding.

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