Rumsey area busy with Christmas celebrations

Big Valley Elks held their annual turkey Bingo in the Rumsey Community Hall on Dec. 1.

Here is a list of the winners, and you will notice that my name is not among the list;

Russell Steen, Maureen Nelson, Brittany Cawiezel, Ed Bremmer, Kent Holowath, Lynn Palmer, Myra Gregg, Avery Werner, Lynn Palmer again, Carol Wilkins.Jennie Houle, Mitchel Hodge, Phyllis Taylor,Jennie Houle again, Kent Holowath again, Nancy Hodge,Barbara Luthi, Sandy Craig, Barbara Luthi again, Kennedy Gridley. Door prizes were also turkeys and were won by Allen Avramenko, and Patty Steen. Tie breakers were hams and were won by; Lois Kiemele, Jim Nelson, Curt Watts,Sharon Mahoney,and Jim Paul.

During the evening, the ladies of the Big Valley Royal Purple sold tickets for a basket of goodies, and that was won by Darlene Sinclair. (just a note of clarification, both baskets were the one draw as all the treasures wouldn’t fit in one basket).

Last call for a reminder of the recipes for the Munson Cookbook that is being put together in honor of the centennial in 2011 with proceeds going to the new community hall building fund.

There will be no pizza night in Rowley the last Saturday of December as that is the 25, Christmas Day. Tell your friends.

The annual meeting of the Rumsey Agricultural. Society will be held Dec. 14 (not 7 as was previously announced) beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and hear the year end reports.

The Morrin School concert will be held Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. in the school gym.

When making your plans for New Year’s Eve, consider taking in the celebrations in the Rumsey Community Hall sponsored by the agricultural. society. There will be a live band “Bill Cole” of Drumheller and entertainment will begin at 9 p.m. For more info,, call Rhonda 368-2220, Gwen 368-2169 or Gwen at work, 772-3773.

The Rumsey community concert will be held Dec. 19, 7 p.m. in the community hall. Ladies are asked to please bring lunch and if you have small children, take their gifts to the kitchen area of the hall and please mark their name and age group clearly on the parcel. They will be added to Santa’s bag as he arrives at the end of the concert.

Practice times are; Dec. 12, 2p.m., Dec. 17, 7p.m. Anyone wishing to add to the concert is encouraged to do so. Call Sandy McNaughton at 368-2172.

The Grade-6 class from the Morrin School are planning a field trip to Edmonton to the legislature in March. As a fundraiser, they are selling tickets for a raffle of three goodie baskets. Tickets are $2 each and available at the Morrin School concert on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m.

Another part of the fundraiser is handmade angel ornaments for $2 each. Watch for the ticket sellers at the concert and be sure and get yours.

Sunday, Dec.5, the Morrin United Church held their Christmas church service with Rev. Mervyn Penfound leading the service and communion. Marilyn was unable to attend due to commitments in their own church in Stettler. Marilyn is the president of the Alberta and Northwest Conference United Church Women.

Following the service, the congregation enjoyed fellowship and visiting.

The first two candles of Hope and Peace were lit today as there will be no church service next Sunday. On Dec. 19, the candles of Joy and Love will be lit.

Following this service, there will be a potluck dinner to celebrate the holiday season with the Hunters.

Best wishes to Glen Trout as he has had to spend some time in Stettler hospital, getting ready to be home for Christmas Day.

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