Rich table at Elks’ Christmas potluck

BIG VALLEY -- The Big Valley Elks' Christmas meeting and supper on Dec. 8 was a potluck this year and what a feast!

BIG VALLEY — The Big Valley Elks’ Christmas meeting and supper on Dec. 8 was a potluck this year and what a feast!

Turkey, moose, elk, lasagna, mashed potatoes, great salads and desserts of all kinds. Thanks to all the donors. This was also a Pin Night, where long term members are recognized. Skip Hampton and Fred Holowat, though not in attendance, each reached the 55-year mark. Receiving 50-year pins were brothers Ernie Petrussa and Alan Webster, while Brother Larry Meyer reached the 40-year pinnacle. Alan Jacobsen presented Alan Berresford with his 20-year pin and Brother Berresford then presented the other honorees. Congratulations to all for their many years of dedicated service.

The Elks Bingos are over and deemed a success even if the weather did not cooperate very well. Seventy-one people participated in Rumsey and 72 in Big Valley. Thanks to all for the much appreciated support.

Feb. 13 is Elk Night at the Oil Kings Jr. Hockey game in Edmonton. Tickets and transportation has been arranged for a contingent to go. If interested, give Alan Jacobsen a call as tickets are limited.

An Elks committee has arranged for a Yuk-Yuks comedy show to come to Big Valley on Feb. 27. The Royal Purple Ladies will provide supper. This should help break up the winter doldrums. Posters will soon be out, so plan on attending.

Arrangements have been made to deliver Christmas cakes to seniors’ lodges in Drumheller and Stettler. This annual tradition is looked forward to and enjoyed by the residents. Annual disbursements were made to the Elk charities I Star (stuttering program), Elks Fund for Children and the Elks Foundation. They also made their annual donation to the Valley Whistle as this is the means to get the Elks message out. Thank you Linda and the Village of Big Valley.

Club 200 winners were Zane Bartley, Tammy Webster, Ezra Neilson and David Lattery.

Thirteen players came out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Dec. 13. Teresa Greig won first, Mary Wilkie won second and Lawrence Wilkie won third. Dianne Haughton took home the booby and Mary Wilkie won the regular draw. Next Sunday, Dec. 21 will be the Christmas finale with delicious eats following the games. This is the last crib tournament until Jan. 3, 2016. Merry Christmas to all and have a safe and happy holiday season.

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