In 1921, the Royal Canadian Legion approached the ladies of the Gadsby Omega Circle, the group tending and looking after the Gadsby cemetery, wishing to hold a memorial day out at the cemetery as they had noticed the well-kept grounds, the cenotaph and the fact that there were several WWI veteran in the cemetery. Also it was central to the area.
This year marks the 93rd annual Decoration Day service which will be held Sunday, August 31 beginning at 2 p.m.
When approached by the legion so many years ago, one of the ladies of the Omega Circle volunteered to make home-made doughnuts. This too has continued with the exception that they are now ordered from an established bakery. Coffee and doughnuts will be served following the service.
With the saving and renovating of the Gadsby Church building a few years ago, and the 2010 100-year anniversary in Gadsby, the Heritage Society decided to have a pancake breakfast on the Sunday morning of Decoration Day. Four years later, people from near and far look forward to the brunch and this year is no exception.
There will be a brunch at the church building starting at 10:30 a.m. Whether you are planning on attending the service or just would like a morning out, everyone is welcome!
The cash bingo on Saturday night was well attended with 25 players and participants in attendance. The loonie pot is over $120 and still wanting to be won. Next bingo September 20.
On Friday, Percy and Paulette Heer enjoyed a visit from Percy’s cousin Mike and Lori Yeoman and daughter Kayla from Lethbridge, visiting over lunch. Mike and Lori and Kayla then headed over to Bill and Joyce Hansel’s (Joyce and Lori’s mother Laura are cousins) for a nice afternoon visit before heading to Red Deer.
On Saturday, Bill and Joyce along with sister Betty Stotz attended the 50th anniversary dinner for their cousin Myra (Bignell) and Jim Greig in Big Valley and on Sunday Bill and Joyce and Betty motored to Red Deer to attend the baby shower for Willow Trennery at her mom and dad’s (Calvin and Stephanie Trennery). A large group gathered for the afternoon. The highlight for Joyce and Bill was a “all the great- grandparents/grandparents” picture with Joyce holding the baby! Bill and Joyce had six of their 12 great-grandchildren there as well.
Gloria Diegel, daughter Richelle and grandchildren, Alex, Elliot, Chandler, Bridget and Jinger enjoyed last week, August 11 through 15 camping at the Forestburg Golf Course RV Park where they went on day trips, swimming and a quiet, relaxing time.