Smelling BBQ and s’mores to the company of fireworks

Fall is fast approaching, the weather has made haying a challenge this year, but the farmer perseveres.

GADSBY WESTWOODS NEWS — Fall is fast approaching, the weather has made haying a challenge this year, but the farmer perseveres.

With the changing seasons comes Decoration Day at the Gadsby Cemetery on Sunday, Aug. 28. Color party marches at 2 p.m.; donuts and coffee following the service.

Coinciding with Decoration Day is the annual pancake brunch at the Gadsby Church building, hosted by the Heritage Society. Brunch starts 11 a.m. to go till 1 p.m.; a great way to start the day, whether out to the cemetery after or just wanting to take a drive to Gadsby. Everyone is welcome; always a fun visit for all.

Monday, Aug. 29 the kids are back to school.

Barb and Vic Carey had a wonderful family weekend with all their grandchildren home. Taylor and his wife Olha were down from Edmonton; Victoria and Jonah from Big Valley; as well as Lincoln and his Dad Wesley. On the menu were BBQs, pancake breakfasts, s’mores around the bonfire and fireworks Saturday night. (I enjoyed these from a mile away, along with the Halkirk Bull-o-rama fireworks minutes before).

Bill and Joyce Hansel enjoyed a visit from Carla and Dillan and their family from Drayton Valley, Friday afternoon. Saturday they headed over to White Sands to granddaughter Lena’s newly purchased cabin where they helped great granddaughter McKenna celebrate her ninth birthday. Joining them were Carla and Dillan and family. and Mike, all camping there. Sunday Gordie and Shirley Reynolds were out to Bill and Joyce’s for some serious card playing. It’s reported the guys were the lucky ones.

Fred and Velvet Entwisle were at son Tom and Anglea Bigney and family in Stettler for an early birthday party for Velvet. Also there were son Kyle and Leigha, daughter Haley (Nick had to work) and girls. Velvet’s granddaughter all helped blow out the birthday candles.

Donna Robinson may have found the perfect birthday gift: She presented husband Norman with a fly-in fishing trip to Nootka Island for his 65 birthday. Joining him were sons Kent and Donavon. They’re home now enjoying salmon and red snapper. Happy birthday, Norman!

The Hoopfer-Wiltse-Currie family reunion was held once again. This time at Linda Hall on the August long weekend, beginning July 29. There were 90 family members in attendance, many with the “Gadsby Connection”.

Fred Entwisle received word that his brother Jim of Kelowna, B.C. has suffered a stroke and is in recovery. Get well, Jim! Also get well wishes to Tom Hannah also recovering from a stroke and heart surgery as of Friday. And to Sandra Rowland also recovering from surgery.