Outdoor riding arena set for an October grand opening

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DARLENE TANTRUM

Donalda & District Museum

Donalda Diary

The village’s community promotion is very busy planning the fall and winter events, along with Centennial 2012.

For anyone wanting to get involved with the Village of Donalda Centennial, the next meeting is Wednesday (Sept. 28) at 7:30 p.m. at the Drop-In Centre. People might think it’s too soon to meet, but there’s a lot of planning to do, so input is needed and appreciated.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, there will be a ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of the outdoor riding arena. This will start with a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. at the arena. A gymkhana will begin at 11 a.m., along with cattle sorting and roping, English jumping and dressage demonstration. Those events are open to the community.

The Drive-In in the Coulee was such a success that the Donalda Community Promotion Society is making plans for two movies in the summer of 2012.

On Oct. 31, Halloween promotions will again host the “Haunted Hall.” There will be games, scary stuff for everyone, food and treats. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. at the community hall.

The Donalda Library has new hours: Monday, 2-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 3-6 p.m.; and Thursday, 6-9 p.m. We hope the new hours will make the library more accessible to the community. You can contact the library at 403-883-2345, or donaldalibrary@libs.prl.ab.ca, for an update on the new programs.

The Donalda Drop-In Centre is again open on Saturdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. for community fellowship. Come out to play a board game, cards, pool or shuffleboard. We offer dessert and beverage for a nominal fee.

New hours for the Donalda Museum are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Thanksgiving.

Donalda Community Promotion Society is also planning the Village Christmas on Dec. 11. The event includes a craft market, the Santa Shopping Centre for the Kids, and a Parade of Lights.

Birthday wishes go out to Kathy Knudtson, Danny Thomas, Estella Helfer, Grace Hebbes, Irene Ross, Kelly Bailey-Carroll, Austin Awe, Mark Meston, Jace Salmon, James Hutchison, Jill Henderson, Mike Broemeling, Shauna Larson, Sheila Norman, Steven Baker, Mel Andres, Isabella Schoettler, Kolton McKay, Linda Leo, Brian Swedberg, Brenda Deitrich, Emily Sideritsch, Joshua Foot, Chris Baker, Nathaneal Kneeland, Bentley Charles, Christine Walker, Lorene Bergstrom, Jason Clement, Shannon Gillund, Walter Broemeling, Alice Kittler, Betty Sideritsch, Justin Fuller, Mary Dubyna, Olivia Awe, Terry Dahl, Hadie Salmon, Aaron Anderson, Lisa Salmon and everyone else celebrating a birthday this week.

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