The Community Hall Board held the first bingo for the season on Thursday Oct. 1 with 33 people attending. The progressive jackpot wasn’t won with the consolation split between Biff Balcolm and Lloyd Duncan. Next week’s progressive will be $259 in 56# . The loonie pot was won and split between Ida Upton and Clara Mayhew. Ron Milton won the bonanza, with Joe Schell, Bill Mayhew and Biff Balcolm splitting the consolation. Bill Smillie was the caller for the evening.
The Big Valley Elks are sponsoring Brett Kissel on Saturday Nov. 14 in the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. The evening includes cocktails, supper and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased from any of the Elks members.
Elaine, Holly, Brooke and Hope Skocdopole attended the Doc Walker concert to celebrate Brooke and Hope’s birthday. Elaine had also entered and won a contest to have lunch with Doc Walker at Moxie’s, the girls got to meet the band and have pictures taken with them. They were pretty excited and had a great time.
“1-2-3, Sing with me” at the Big Valley United Church basement Tuesdays 10-11:30 a.m. starts Oct. 6. This is free for children (newborn to age five,) a time for learning rhymes, songs and stories in a relaxing group setting. There will be a light snack and playtime for the children. To learn more about the program contact Erin Wilke 403-876-2548.
The annual Terry Fox Run took place on Sept 25, with the students raising $3250. Magazine sales have just begun as one of the major fundraising activities of the school year, students will be working hard until after Thanksgiving weekend. Open house at the school will be Oct. 19, everybody in the community is welcome to come for a visit.
Condolences to Marguerite and Wayne Bignell’s surviving siblings, Verle, Pat and Arline and families on Wayne’s passing.
Wayne spent most of his youth in Big Valley. He married a local girl Marguerite Authenac. Wayne’s brother Burdett wrote a Bignell family history that appears in the Big Valley “Thanks For The Memories” history book.
There was a big white limo in town Sunday morning to pick up the ladies who dress up to meet the trains. This was in appreciation by Alberta Prairie Steam trains for the wonderful job they do greeting the tourists. They went to Red Deer to a dinner show. What a great idea Phyllis and Kathy have been initiating, the idea of dressing up and greeting the tourists, you are becoming well known as part of Big Valley’s greeting committee.
The first Sunday crib game had 14 players, two tables. 1st place table one Gladys , Kathy , Jack Groat, and boobie Dorothy Annable, table two Arlyne Hingst, Bob Authenac, Ernie Petrussa, and boobie Vandy Koshure .
Don’t forget the Big Valley United Church annual turkey supper on Oct. 18 at the Jubilee Hall.