It was a nice weekend for travel and camping. Frank and Betty Hadwin enjoyed the weekend when campers pulled in. Their daughters Janet and Dale of Drayton Valley, Mary and Aaron of Provost (Justin and Katlyn), and Margaret and Blair of Forestburg and her daughters Alyssa and Jenna, helped Frank and Betty celebrate their birthdays.
Last Wednesday during seniors’ week, Coun. Gregg Jackson presented 15 locals with a fruit tray. A time of visiting was enjoyed, catching up on local news.
Jackson recently participated in a half-marathon in Red Deer, coming in 88th out of 802 runners. Way to go, Greg.
Other locals participating were Lorisa Brower, and Lauren, Jason and Kim Bridge.
On Tuesday, Paulette and Percy Heer, along with Jeanne Beisel, attended the annual barbecue at Heart Haven Lodge as guests of Iona Berg.
Norman Robinson and Robert Robinson enjoyed the time there with mom Phyllis. Deborah (Robinson) Hansel was a guest of June Baird and Wilburt Justin. A lot of work goes into the planning and preparation for that event.
Congratulations to Dallas and Vicki on the birth of their son, Austin Joseph Lang, on May 15. Proud grandparents are Duane and Donna Lang, Dennis and Katie Turre and great-grandfather Joe Lang. The great-grandmother is Mary McNabb. Austin is a brother for Cameron and Shelby.
There will be a baby shower for Austin at the Botha Senior Centre on Friday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Because there are five Saturdays in June, cash bingo will be held June 22. Mark your calendars and come find your luck at the bank building. The loonie pot continues to grow. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Last Thursday, family members gathered at the Omega Cemetery at noon for a memorial service for Johnny Schroeder, who passed away last winter.
Sincere sympathies go to Donna MacKay on the passing of her father, Stanley Gordon Donaldson, in Fairview Alberta Hospital. Donna, along with her son, Father Jim Stenberg of Toronto (who gave the family tribute), and daughter Tammy Ladouceur of Prince Albert, Sask., all attended the funeral. Stan in survived by his wife (Ann) of almost 67 years (June 14), daughter Donna and Ermma (who had been up visiting Donna the week before), five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Stan was 91 years of age.
Thank you to the honest person who found my parcel at the Wal-Mart parking lot on Sunday and brought it into the office.
There will be a drop-in tea on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. in honour of Inez Skaley’s 80th birthday. It will be held at the home of son Duane Skaley, 147 Allan Street, Red Deer.
For more information or directions to Duane’s house, call him at 403-343-0219.
Everyone is welcome.