Santa and snow usher in December

Santa Claus Day in Byemoor was well-attended last Saturday. Several tables of baking, crafts and merchandise were set up in the hall.

During Santa Claus Day in Byemoor last Saturday

Santa Claus Day in Byemoor was well-attended last Saturday. Several tables of baking, crafts and merchandise were set up in the hall.

The 4-H beef club sold Christmas trees and wreaths outside the Drop-In Centre and were fortunate to sell out.

Lunch was provided by the community club. Santa Claus arrived in the afternoon — much to the delight of the youngsters — and was available for photos.

On the Saturday evening, the Byemoor Hall was the scene of a 40th wedding anniversary celebration for Lyle and Shannon Knowles.

The honoured couple was joined by many family and friends to help them celebrate. The walls of the hall were decorated with enlarged wedding photos from 40 years ago. All enjoyed the power-point presentation, featuring the couple’s four children and nine grandchildren, and the dance that followed.

Congratulations to Lyle and Shannon, and best wishes for many more happy years together.

Last Monday, two teams from the Endmoor floor-curling club took part in the Stettler “bonspiel.” Teams were: Ernie Angel, Ken Schultz, Joan Morrison and Irene Brooker; and Joe Knowles, Ben Kobi, Eleanor Schultz and Eileen Green.

Neither team was in the prizes, but all enjoyed the good food and hospitality of the Stettler club and met newcomers from other areas that hadn’t attended before.

On Thursday, the Endmoor Drop-In Centre hosted its sixth annual pre-Christmas seniors’ dinner at the Byemoor hall. More than 80 seniors, past and present residents of the Endiang-Byemoor community, enjoyed a delicious turkey and ham dinner, prepared by the Country Diner crew.

After dinner, the crowd was entertained by the kindergarten to Grade 3 students from the Byemoor School with their Christmas recitations.

The Visions Country Gospel singers provided an hour of music and singing, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience and got everyone into the Christmas spirit.

Get-well wishes go out to Terry Gallant, recuperating at home after foot surgery in Calgary, and to Judy Reeves, who is home after a stay in the Drumheller hospital. Hope you are both on the mend soon.

Dale and Dee Green along with Gary and Delores Pearson have returned home from an enjoyable week spent in Las Vegas. They also toured the Grand Canyon while there.

If you haven’t already got your tickets to the Ben Crane Concert this Saturday at the Endiang hall, you can do so by calling 403-585-8379 or 403-317- 4918. It promises to be an entertaining evening.

The Country Diner closed its doors on Nov. 30, but will still be available for catering. The restaurant will be missed by many.

Our district received a huge dump of snow on Sunday. If the wind decides to blow, we will have a major blizzard on our hands.

Christmas trivia: Almost eight million litres of eggnog are sold each November and December in Canada.

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