Social activity in Donalda in 1921

A recent article in this space titled “Businesses in Donalda in 1921” painted a picture of the various entrepreneurs and enterprises

Santa not only entertained kids but also took a look at the bargains at Donalda’s annual Christmas market

Santa not only entertained kids but also took a look at the bargains at Donalda’s annual Christmas market

A recent article in this space titled “Businesses in Donalda in 1921” painted a picture of the various entrepreneurs and enterprises in our area. On the social side of things, the Donalda Review of the same period presented news of the social scene.

In October 1921, the Donalda District Community Club was organized with the object of carrying on the winter program of activities under one head rather than several different groups, “to promote the true community spirit in the lives of the people of Donalda.” The activities of this club were divided under four categories: Literary and Music; Dramatic and Debating; and Social and Athletic, divided into ladies’ and men’s athletics. The president of the community club was Claire Downing. The heads of the committees included Miss J. Whitehorn, C.B. Murphey, Mrs. F.W. Brown, Mrs. Vikse, Mr. M. Vikse, and Miss E. Smith.

The first activity was a dance and whist drive in the theatre. (The Donalda Theatre was located at the corner of Main Street and Alberta Avenue.) Music was provided by the Community Club Orchestra. If you did not want to ‘trip the light fantastic,’ as the newspaper termed dancing, you could play cards.

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As of this writing, winter weather has truly arrived in Donalda. Take care when shovelling snow, not to overdo it. And drive carefully!

The Sharon Lutheran Church Auction, scheduled for the last Thursday, was cancelled because of the snowy conditions. The auction will now be held this Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

If you come early on Thursday, Dec. 4, the Donalda & District Museum will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. that evening. It is a warm, cosy, interesting place to visit on a cold afternoon.

Congratulations to the Donalda Eagles boys’ volleyball team for bringing home the gold from the Central Western Alberta Junior High Athletic Association match in Coronation on Nov. 22-23.

Happy birthdays this week: Ainsley Knodel (Klatt), Dave Sutton, Irene Norman, Chad Ramstad, Jayden Knodel (Klatt). Joel Shepherd, Sharon Wasyliw, Kirby Massey, Kyle VanHaga, Lawrence Clarke, Louise Hillestad, Nicole Bergstrom, Parker VanHaga, Sara Erickson, Emily Cartier, Garnett Schoettler, Tracy Dietrich, Sarah Andres, and Lexi Dietrich. To anyone we may have missed, birthday greetings to you, too.