Rain didn’t dampen Wiltse reunion

An estimated 200 members of Floyd and Florence Wiltses family descended on their hometown for registration at the Halkirk hall on Friday until breakfast on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon, several old friends attended an open house to renew acquaintances. A pig was roasted and added to the pot-luck dinner which fed the hungry and somewhat soggy campers. Highlights of the evening’s entertainment included a fashion show by the Coal Miner’s Daughters and musical numbers by the Soggy Bottom Baker Belles. Six of the 12 Wiltse children were present with descendents traveling from Delta, BC and from Fox Creek to Lethbridge and all points in between.

School zones are in effect on Monday, Aug. 31, when the Halkirk students return for the first day of class. Parents, remember that it is early closing with students getting home one hour early.

That much-needed rain finally fell on our community with 4 inches falling over three days.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Celia (Sis) Creasey who passed away on Aug. 15 in Stettler. Services will be held in Stettler on Wednesday with internment in the Halkirk cemetary.

Larry and Sandi Brodersen along with Adam, Shelby and Kelsey enjoyed a two-week holiday in the Maritimes. They visited with friends at Skinners Pond (a short walk from the ocean) in PEI and were impressed by the lush green of the Island. They then stayed in a community near Moncton, NB, and spent a week with Adam’s daughter, Iryana, and her mom Cassandra, who recently moved back east. It was the Brodersens’ first trip to the Maritimes and they had a great time taking in all the touristy things.

Tony and Clara Nibourg, Jenna and Luke attended the wedding of Clara’s nephew, Jeff Strome, in Edmonton last weekend. Jeff is Don and Thelma (Theaker ) Stromes’ son.

Rob Brodersen from Sydney, Australia is spending a month’s holiday in our area visiting with his mom, Shirley, and other friends and family.

Jan and Rose Koenraadt along with Rose’s mom, Enida Stewart, attended an old family friend, Vera Johnson of Markerville,for her 80th birthday party on Saturday.

Kim and Darrel Mackie from Vancouver are spending this week with the Johnsons. They will be taking home the grandchildren who have had their summer holiday on the farm.

Countdown is on for the annual Bull-a-rama and the weatherman is promising some great weather this weekend. There’s a full slate of activities guaranteed to please everyone. And the following weekend there’s a high school rodeo at the rodeo grounds. Sounds like a good way to complete your summer holidays.