Close to 200 participants were registered in the first Man Hunter fund raiser at the Circle Square ranch on Saturday. There were three categories. The family fun race, with the largest number of contestants, began at 10 a.m. The second group included the teens, aged 12 to 15 and the last group out were the adults, 16 and up. The object of the game was to cross the finish line before being captured by the mounted horseback riders/ hunters. Shane and Brook Doan, Kevin Perry, Justin Quantz, Wes and Kaden Copof were the hunters. There was a concession stand and the ranch staff also served food to the runners. Shane Doan from the Arizona Coyotes and the Mantracker series and his brother Brook, who also appeared on ManTracker, signed autographs during the day. Said to be lots of fun – sounds like a keeper.
The grades 1, 2 and 3 classes went on a field trip to Red Deer on Wednesday. They visited the SPCA shelter for a tour and got to make a toy for a kitten. Then it was off to the Collicut centre for activities. Ms. Hutmaucher is their teacher.
Our congratulations go out to Lowell and Janette Berry who celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 23.
Congratulations to Mikenna Schauer, who qualified this week for the NJHFR ( National Jr. high finals rodeo) to be held in Des Moines, Iowa later this summer. Tori Brower from Gadsby also qualified.
Rylee Charbonneau, Riley Gonda and Jack Oickle all attended kindergarten orientation classes in Castor last week.
Debby Hronek and daughters Kourtney and Kassidy, along with Mandy Gonda and daughter Sage participated in the 5 K Foam Fest, an obstacle course race in Red Deer on Sunday.
Brian and Dale Gonda are home from a fishing trip to Wapata Lake, a trophy lake, in Northern Saskatchewan where they were fishing for Northern Pike and Walleye.
Bernie and Bernice Doan had a houseful at the weekend, when Shane and his two oldest children, Gracie and Josh from Phoenix; Leighann and Chad and their three children, Dailey, Jackson and Elle from Three Hills and Brook and family from Stettler joined in the Man hunter days at the Ranch.
Playground activities, sponsored by the Castor and District FCSS will be held at the playground by the hall, starting on Tuesday, July 6 and following Thursday between 9:30-11:30. This program is for ages 6-12 and there will be no cost.
The transfer station will be open on Tuesday, June 30 and closed on Wednesday, July 1.
The next scheduled bingo will be held on September 3, 2015. A special thanks to all who came out all season to play bingo and all those many volunteers who ensure that the bingos continue.