Quilting days were both fun and productive

Monday and Tuesday, March 22-23, ladies enjoyed two days of making quilts. In the two days there were thirteen quilts of size variations that were sent to Grace House in Drumheller, the Drumheller Hospital neonatal unit, Salvation Army, Drumheller, three were put in storage for Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer when it gets up and running, five were put in storage for emergencies in the district and one was sent to Three Hills for silent auction to raise funds for Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp.

Monday and Tuesday, March 22-23, ladies enjoyed two days of making quilts. In the two days there were thirteen quilts of size variations that were sent to Grace House in Drumheller, the Drumheller Hospital neonatal unit, Salvation Army, Drumheller, three were put in storage for Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer when it gets up and running, five were put in storage for emergencies in the district and one was sent to Three Hills for silent auction to raise funds for Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp. Earlier in the month, one quilt was sent to Red Deer to be part of a silent auction for Ronald McDonald House. If you know of anyone who is in need of a warm quilt, please get in touch with us and we’ll get one for you.

Belated congratulations to John and Betty Ryning as they have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The weekend was spent in Banff with all their family gathered around.

Early this week, word was received of the passing of Hugh Watts of Drumheller. Hughie was a farmer in our area for many years prior to retiring into Drumheller. Funeral services are set for Wednesday, March 31 in the Rumsey community hall at 2 p.m. Many sympathies to his beloved family whom he adored.

Much laughter and visiting took place at the Lavallee household this past week as Jim’s brother and his wife from Winnipeg came for a weeks visit.

Jim and his sister-in-law Janice dropped in for coffee when we were quilting on Tuesday.

Congratulations to Jason and Alana Trout on the birth of their baby boy, Xander August Glen born in Calgary Feb. 22. Proud grandparents are Glen Trout of Rumsey, and Alana’s parents in Calgary.

For anyone interested, make a note that the Morrin Grad this year will be held Friday June 11.

Church services will be held Easter Sunday, April 4 in the Morrin United Church at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Mervyn and Marilyn Penfound in attendance. With the church rotation of services, it is not always that there is a service on Easter Sunday, so please plan on coming. There is always a time of fellowship following the service.

The ladies and gentlemen of the district who volunteer at St. Mary’s Health Care Center have been invited to Trochu Baptist Fellowship Center on Thursday, April 22 at 7 p.m. to be recognized for all the volunteering over the past year. “From Compassion to Action” is the theme of the evening of inspiration. HEART’S N’ HARMONY.

You need not be a volunteer already but would like to see what it’s all about, bring and friend and come for the event. This event is put on by the staff and board of St. Mary’s in appreciation for all the volunteering.

It was really neat that on Saturday night at Pizza night in Rowley, Brent Trout and his group of friends rode their horses into town. It was an eighteen mile ride one way. Some of the riders didn’t make the whole ride as they were not seasoned riders.

Well over one hundred pizzas were cooked up that night, which is actually a fairly quiet night.

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