Two families from our community, the Brodersen Bruisers and the Chicken Coop, participated in the Relay of Life walk in Stettler, paying tribute to cancer survivors Sandy Brodersen and David Chick. The walk lasted from 7 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday. It was a great show of family and community support.
Several junior high students participated at the CARA track meet in Stettler last Tuesday. Jacey Gamroth placed third in the 100-metre dash and fourth in shot put; Tianna Gamroth placed first in shot put, first in discus, first in long jump, first in the 100 metres and second in triple jump; Haley Grice placed second in shot put and second in discus; Madelyn Schauer placed second in discus, second in shot put and third in the 1,500-metre run; the Grade seven relay team with Leif Neufeld, Madelyn Schauer, Liam Grice and Tianna Gamroth placed fifth.
Congratulations to all the students.
There are five youngsters registered at the Helping Hands preschool classes at Mother Teresa next September. Ms. Tara Kroes of Stettler is the teacher. There are no kindergarten classes in Halkirk this term.
Congratulations to Grant and Judy Musgrove on the birth of a son, Tate, born June 4 in Red Deer. Siblings Abby, Bailey and Raymond welcome the new addition.
Special birthday greetings from the community go out to Don Emmett, who celebrated his 80th birthday Saturday with a houseful of family and friends.
Bill Tomlinson had a birthday Sunday. He’s now employed by the federal government and will be picking up his paycheque at the post office. Best wishes, Bill.
Jacey and Tianna Gamroth were members of the Castor softball team that won silver at the wind-up last weekend. Teams were from Castor, Coronation, Hanna and Oyen.
A large crowd attended the Dick and Ann Creasey farm sale, followed by a machinery consignment sale at the Creasey farm, Saturday.
Susan (Rowland) Ainsworth from Vancouver spent a week visiting in the area with her siblings.
The County of Paintearth will celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 27 at their office. Among the activities and displays will be a tour of the Halkirk wind project.
COUNTDOWN: 14 days until Halkirk’s 100th birthday celebrations.