Many interesting events in Rumsey this August

Due to the long weekend holiday, and the early deadline for the news column, news is rather scarce.

However, in the next couple of weeks, there are some special events to take in.

There is a summer fun program offered for children and youths of ages 6-12 in Starland County. Offered are crafts, games and field trips etc. Special events like the Mad Science Fire and Ice Show, sparking imaginative learning, coming on Friday, Aug. 6; pre-registration is required.

This takes place in Delia on Monday and Tuesdays and in Morrin on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information about the program, please contact Angie Walker at 403-820-3588 or Diana Rowe at 403-820-1116.

The 66th annual Red Deer River Garden Club will be holding their show at the Rumsey community hall and agriplex on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Exhibits will be accepted on Aug. 24 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Judging is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Exhibits will be open to the public after the judging ends at about 4 p.m.

The silent auction will be in the agriplex from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Presentations of prizes will be at 8 p.m. in the agri-plex.

Children’s flower arranging competition will be at 7:30 p.m. at the agriplex. There will be a supper in the community hall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Do hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and the weather continues to be warm and dry.

One family that has big plans is the Foesiers, who are having their family reunion in Rowley over the weekend.

Sunday, Aug. 8 is the Trail Ride for STARS at the TLBar Ranch, the Lynch Family Ranch on the west side of the Red Deer River at the Tolman Bridge crossing the Red Deer River. Follow the signs, approximately 10 miles east of Trochu on Highway 585, or about 10 miles west of Rumsey on Highway 585.

The weekend offers free camping on Saturday night, with the Sunday beginning with a pancake breakfast prepared by the Rumsey Fire Dept. The STARS helicopter is scheduled to arrive around 9 a.m. and the pilot and his wife plan to take in the ride. There will be a poker rally, quilt raffle, t-shirts sales from 2009, 20th year of the ride, and lots of visiting for those folks who don’t go out on the ride. There are two rides this year, with both leaving different staging areas at 10:30 a.m.

The shorter ride will be leaving from the barn and the longer ride will be leaving from the location of the helicopter pad.

All riders must be back in base camp prior to 3 p.m. when the announcements of the prize winners will be made. A delicious outdoor BBQ beef supper will bring the day to a close.

Remember, that you need not be a rider to take part in this great fundraiser. There are many ways to support this fundraiser that has the honor of being the longest running fundraiser for STARS.

In the past 20 years, there has been $449,528 raised to help keep STARS in the air.