Santa Claus very busy in Gadsby lately

School Christmas concert attracts over 300 people

Santa Claus has been very busy in the neighbourhood with several visits. The Botha/Gadsby School Christmas concert was a big hit on Wednesday, December 20. The Botha community hall was packed with close to 300 toddlers, parents, grandparents and great grandparents, teachers and students. The theme this year was a 1940 Christmas Eve radio program. Snowed in and nowhere to go, the crew had to improvise on air.

And so a medley of songs and carols, traditional and “hip”. Some 1940’s commercials and trivia and a skit right out of “A Christmas Carol” with Scrooge. A group of musicians with their recorders and finally “Here Comes Santa Claus” . There was an auction for two grocery hampers and raffles for three grocery hampers along with sales for the Botha Cook Book, a must for everyone’s kitchen. And yes, Santa arrived just in time to close the show.

Santa also made an appearance at Westwoods Agrilot on Sunday, December 17. There were about 20 children, their parents and grandparents. Games, coloring, candy bags and snacks not to mentions cameras were all on hand.

Curtis Cassidy is ending the year on a great note. He attended the “Cinch sponsored rodeo” in Orleans and took the steer wrestling championship. Congratulations Curtis! Hope to have many good reports for both the boys in 2018!

Get well wishes to Barb Carey who had hip replacement surgery in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, December 19. Another successful operation and Dr. Riaz is becoming a household name in the Gadsby area. Barb and Vic returned home Thursday, December 21.

Birthday greetings to Keyonna Derr, December 20. She started her day with a peaches and pancakes breakfast. The day just got better from there.

Happy Birthday to Stan Diegel, December 22. He celebrated with Gloria, son Arden and Deanne and girls, daughter Richelle and Greg Skocdopole and family with supper out, then returned to the farm where son Wade and Ybiett joined the family celebration.

And on Thursday, December 21 Fred and Velvet Entwisle joined Percy and Paulette Heer on the farm for their annual Christmas dinner, and a game of canasta.

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