Many celebrations coincide with festive season

Merry Christmas! Hoping everyone has a safe and healthy holiday.

Gadsby/Westwoods News

Merry Christmas! Hoping everyone has a safe and healthy holiday.

Christmas suppers and birthdays intertwined this week to start the festivities.

Iona Berg celebrated her 92nd birthday on December 15 with daughter Paulette and Percy and friend Jeanne Beisel joining her for dinner at Heart Haven. In the afternoon, about 20 friends and family came for cake and coffee. Happy birthday, Iona!

The Botha School Christmas Concert was held on Wednesday, Dec. 17 with a full house at the Botha Hall. Participants came from Botha and Gadsby, a bake sale followed. And as usual, the wee ones stole the show.

Thursday night, great grandparents Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren attended the Erskine school concert to watch Kayla Hronek participate. Grandma Elva was in attendance as well.

Saturday night, Frank and Eleanor took the Dahlgren Oilfield crew to supper at “The Otherside” restaurant. Also there, for the Gadsby Village Christmas Supper were Mayor Laura Kelly-Stevenson and husband Ray, and four of their employees and spouses.

Happy 38th anniversary to Frank and Eleanor Dahlgren on Monday, Dec. 22.

Bill and Joyce Hansel celebrated Christmas early, on Dec. 20 at daughter Sue and Brad Bauman, Erskine with 27 family members there.

And the Diegel family met at the Pump in Stettler on Friday night to celebrate Stan’s birthday. All the family were there except Wade, who was away working. Happy birthday, Stan.

Congratulations to Jordan and Kelly Hoopfer on the birth of their baby girl, Rylen Lorne, on Dec. 17. She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces. Proud grandparents are Dewey and Joanne Hoopfer, great grandparents Elpha and Ron Senft.

We send our sympathies to Sharon Skaley, daughter Bev and son Leonard and their families on the passing of Art Skaley. Art grew up south of Gadsby, taking his schooling at Shooting Lake School. His memorial tea will be held on Jan. 10 at Brennen’s Funeral Home, at 2 p.m. He was 77 years old.