Parties, concerts, church services pack the pre-Christmas calendar

The Christmas season is a hectic time of year, with plenty of festivities going on — more than most personal schedules can handle.

The Christmas season is a hectic time of year, with plenty of festivities going on — more than most personal schedules can handle. Many families have held early Christmas celebrations already and several parties, concerts and church services are in the plans.

The Endiang Community Society will host a family New Year’s Eve dance at the Endiang hall on Dec. 31. Marty Brooker and company will supply the live music.

Congratulations to Jordan Wasdal and Kyle Smith on their recent engagement.

Miles and Judy Buchwitz and their three children have moved from the hamlet of Endiang to their farm northeast of Endiang, the former Ken Land place. We hope you enjoy your new location.

David Patton of Calgary has purchased the Buchwitz home in Endiang and has already settled in. We welcome David to our community.

Get well wishes go out to Betty Nixon, in the Stettler hospital. Hope you are feeling well soon, Betty.

Mark your calendars for the bridal shower planned for Janelle Derr, future bride of Kyle Sorensen, on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Endiang hall.

Henry and Anita Mappin and her sister Marlene from Switzerland attended the wedding of Conlee Haustein and Lorelyn Villarosa in Stettler on Wednesday. Their wedding date, expressed numerically as 12-12-12, is a rare occurrence. Next time three numbers will align (1-1-1), will be on Jan. 1, 3001. We hope all those 12s bring good luck to the young couple.

Several Endiang-Byemoor friends of Colt Pederson and Torie Viste attended their wedding dance in Hanna on Saturday evening.

Dale and Dee Green hosted their annual Christmas party at their farm on Saturday. Thanks to the Greens for their hospitality once again.

Congratulations to the Byemoor-Big Valley atom hockey team on its winning weekend. The locals defeated Lacombe 9-7 on Saturday and Rimbey 7-5 on Sunday.

Ruthie’s Roost hosted an entertaining Christmas get-together on Sunday, beginning with horse-drawn wagon rides and carolling in the afternoon. A ham supper was served with an array of dessert choices. Irene Brooker played the organ for a Christmas carol sing-a-long. The café was full to the brim and everyone enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of Ruth and B.J.

After being closed several months due to a badly broken leg, Ruth announced she will be re-opening Ruthie’s Roost café on Jan. 7.

For those who contributed lunch for Debbie Tateson’s funeral in Hanna, your plates and pans are at the Endiang hall.

The Byemoor School students have been busy rehearsing for their Christmas concert, to be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

A Christmas concert is planned at the Scapa hall on Dec. 22 at 6 p.m., starting with a potluck supper. Turkey will be supplied — just bring your favourite dish. Following the program Santa will arrive, so parents are asked to bring a small gift for your child. Everyone is welcome.

Remember St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Scapa (located about nine miles southeast of Endiang) is holding their candlelight Christmas service on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. with everyone welcome. Note, this not to be confused with St. Peter Lutheran Church in Stettler.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers from near and far a safe and happy Christmas and may the new year bring good things your way.

Christmas trivia — Germany is where the origin of decorating a Christmas tree began and eggnog was invented in England.


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