Old-time dance rings in new year

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and the very best of everything in 2013.

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and the very best of everything in 2013.

A great time is in store for the New Year’s Eve dance at the Botha Hall on Dec. 31.The old-time dance sounds like a fantastic evening, with great people, music and food.

There will be no dance on Jan. 11, so the first in 2013 is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, with Jorgenson’s Band entertaining. It starts at 1:30 p.m., with a pooled lunch. Please bring buns/ sandwiches or dessert to share.

Happy Birthday goes out to five special people in the Botha area celebrating over the holidays — Don Riter Sr. on Dec. 31, Don  Riter Jr. on Jan. 1, Harriet Hudson on Jan. 4, Angela Kover (my daughter) on Jan. 4, and Dorothy Riter on Jan. 8.

Hazel and Murray Davidson celebrate their wedding anniversary today (Dec. 26). Congratulations.

The next Bingo evening will be Jan. 8 at 7:15 p.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. The games are held every second Tuesday evening.

Don’t forget to visit the village office before next Monday, Dec. 31, to pay your taxes. After that date, a penalty is added.

The village office will be closed from Jan. 9 to 23, but will be open for parts of the Christmas holidays. All hours are posted on the village office answering machine.

The Christmas Eve service was scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, with Rev. Susan Bowyer officiating. There will be no service Jan. 6.

For snow removal, call the village office or a council member.

The Botha monthly meeting is set for Jan. 7 at 11a.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. All seniors are invited to attend the potluck and bring something to share.

The next quilting day is Jan. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Botha Senior Centre. All are welcome to join in the fun.

Botha Community Centre opens the arena from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, except when the weather is too warm. Pay yearly fees for that activity at the village office or by mailing payment to: Box 123, Botha, T0C 0N0.

For info on the community centre, or to serve on the board, contact Lorraine Hankins at 403-742-1155 or jlhankins@xplornet.com.

— BOTHA BOOSTER