We hope everyone had a great long weekend, relaxing with family and friends. I guess fishing season began last Friday, so that’s right on. Maybe some of you out there relaxed by going fishing all weekend. It’s a great sport.
This is an exciting weekend coming up, with Grade 12 graduation in Stettler on Saturday night. Congratulations to all the graduates out there and hopefully all your dreams come true.
This coming Monday is Quilting Day. Make sure you come out and enjoy yourself. Quilting will come to an end until fall very soon, so make sure you make it out to these last few sessions. They start at 9 a.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. Please check with Audry Hauck at 403- 742-4333 before attending, and also for more information.
A very special birthday is also happening that same Monday. It’s McKenzie Hankins’ big day, so if you see McKenzie, make sure you wish her a happy birthday.
Bingo night hits again Tuesday, starting at 7:15 p.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. The jackpot has not been won for a long time now, so make sure you get out and try your luck. Bingo continues every second Tuesday throughout the summer.
This coming Sunday, come out to the Botha Hall for a great time, at the second last dance before the summer break. Then they will restart in the fall. The date will be announced later in August, so please keep your eyes open for that notice. For this second last dance, the Reflection (Randy Jones) Band will entertain for the afternoon. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It’s a pooled lunch, so they’re asking everyone to bring either buns/sandwiches or dessert to share with all who attend. These dances start at 1:30 p.m. sharp, and all are invited to attend. There is no age limit, so come on out and have fun.
Please note that development permits are required in the Village of Botha. So please contact the office on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to purchase one or to find out if you need one for your project.
Don’t forget the soccer-after-school program has started now and will continue until June 18. So if you have not got involved yet, why not phone Lorraine Hankins at 403-742-1155 to get more information and to get registered for the game.
Thanks to everyone that got out and supported all the 4-Hers at their show and sale this week in Stettler. All the 4-Hers put a lot of work and effort into their animals, and love all the support they receive for their efforts.
This Friday at the Botha School, all students and staff will be participating in the “Jump Rope” for the Heart event. The Heart and Stroke Foundation supplies all that participants with a new skipping rope and a Heart Hero Handbook to encourage them to continue physical activity at home. They are also accepting pledges for the foundation.
Also this Friday, the whole school will have their project day at the school, so have fun everyone.
The Grade 5 camp is coming up really soon, which all Grade 5ers are looking for and getting very excited about. But they are in need of a registered nurse or a LPN to volunteer their time (day or night) to tend to any health-related issues the students might have. They are also in need of parents or relatives (male or female) to come along on their trip to help out or can commit to staying overnight as a cabin supervisor. So if you can help out in any way, it would very much be appreciated. Please contact the school at 403-742-5187. Thank you in advance.
For art, the grade 4/5 students will need empty boxes for their dioramas, so if you have any empty Kleenex, cereal or shoeboxes, please drop them off at the school or send with your child.
Don’t forget coffee is on at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the Botha Senior Centre. So make sure you come out for a great visit, some great relaxation, and some hot, refreshing coffee.
Don’t forget that there’s a dog bylaw in effect in Botha and area. So you must have your dog on a leash and under control at all time when out in the great outdoors. Dogs can cause a lot of damage, so please obey the law and keep the little Village of Botha neat and clean. If anyone has any concerns, please contact the Village Office or the bylaw officer.
With the other activities, such as floor curling and carpet bowling, please contact one of the group’s members, as I heard they close down for the summer months. They might decide to continue if there is enough interest, so please contact a member if interested.
Church services continue at 9 a.m. every Sunday until the end of June. They would love to see everyone come out and worship with them.
With everyone trying to clean up after the winter months, the transfer station is open every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon and every Saturday from noon till 4:30 for your convenience.
— Botha Booster