Quance family farm reunion attracts almost 250 guests

The Gadsby District Hobby Club would like to apologize to all for the last-minute cancellation of the monthly supper and bingo

The Gadsby District Hobby Club would like to apologize to all for the last-minute cancellation of the monthly supper and bingo, due to a lack of cooks and volunteers available for the weekend.

The summer barbecue has been rescheduled for next month and will not be cancelled for any reason.

Congratulations to Rosemary Bignel and Vern Payne, who were married July 7. An intimate wedding, reception and dance were held in the Gadsby community hall.

Rosemary and Vern honeymooned in Newfoundland.

The Quance family farm was alive, with 233 attending the Quance reunion this past weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Quance Sr. were well-represented, with members of each of their children’s families: the Mel Quance family, Lorna McKay family, Gladys Payne family, Verna Stenberg family, Bernice Long family and Frankie Wilke family.

And it was a thrill to see Lorna McKay out for both days.

Stan and Bonnie Quance were hosts to hayrides, a bale maize and pony rides (for 99 children). At  Saturday night’s supper, they presented Gloria Diegel, Allan Payne, Calvin Wilde and Vivian Holtby’s son with birthday cake.

Pancake breakfasts were enjoyed by all. A huge family picture was taken with the help of a professional photographer. The weekend culminated with a Sunday church service led by Vivian Holtby, Richard Payne and Doug McKay.

Friday night, Stan Diegel and their family took Gloria out for supper at the Tasty Wok. Staff there presented Gloria with a birthday cake.

Then it was back to the farm for cake, strawberries and ice cream.

Donna MacKay and the Heartland Belles enjoyed a “cruise on the lake” at Sylvan Lake. They boarded the zoo boat to make up a 20-member passenger list and enjoyed the sights and sound of summer, and were served a delicious supper.

On Monday, Donna headed to Edmonton to pick up her son, Jim Stenberg, who will be visiting for two weeks. Welcome home, Jim.

The Omega Circle reported a fun time at the Halkirk Centennial. The ladies entered the Omega float, along with several members taking part in the parade. Smitty and Lavonne Smith took in the celebrations, as well, and said it was a great weekend.

Congratulations, Halkirk.

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