Stettler teams top field at Red Eye softball tournament on long weekend

The village of Gadsby came alive on June 29 to July 1 for the second annual Red Eye softball tournament in Gadsby

The village of Gadsby came alive on June 29 to July 1 for the second annual Red Eye softball tournament in Gadsby, with 12 teams competing. Winners in the A division were Loose Sticks and Loose Mitts from Stettler.

B final winners were Hit It or Quit It from Rocky Mountain House, and the C final was won by Wolf Pak of Gadsby.

The ball association greatly appreciated Lang Oilfield Services, A1 Rentals of Camrose for the lights, and all the volunteers that made the tourney a huge success.

A family fun ball tournament is set for the September long weekend. Call Leasyl to enter at 403-740-6572.

On Saturday, a bridal shower for Rae Ann Derr, the bride-elect of Josh Foot, was held in the Gadsby Community Hall, with a good crowd of women and others dropping off their gifts.

Head table was Rae Ann and her bridesmaids, who hosted the shower, assisted by Joanne Hoopfer and Joyce Hansel.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 21, for the next monthly supper at the Bank Building, with a summer barbecue with all the trimmings and cash Bingo to follow.

Congratulations to Marcy and Brent Butterfield on the arrival of their son, Ridge Brian Butterfield, on Sunday, June 24, at 4:27 a.m.

Ridge is a healthy baby boy weighing in at nine pounds and five ounces.

Proud grandparents are Bob and Connie Rajewski and Brian and Ione Butterfield.

Happy birthday to Bailey Heer, who turned one on July 16.

The 75th family reunion of the Green, Allen family, which is Maxine (Johnson) Ganshirt’s maternal side, took place on the long weekend at Ol’ McDonald’s Resort, with 201 in attendance.

Of the Jim and Maxine Ganshirt family, in attendance were Ken and Elaine Ganshirt of Regina, Barb and Vic Carey of Gadsby, along with daughter Joanna, Victoria and Jonah; Laurie and Andy Brownlow of Chilliwack, B.C., and Wayne and Gretha’s daughter Kerri Ann and Jason and family of Red Deer.

On Monday afternoon, Ken and Elaine, Laurie and Andy and Vic and Barb drove to Red Deer to visit Wayne and Gretha, who were unable to come to the reunion.

Percy and Paulette Heer, along with Dale and Eldon Van Straten, have returned from a 10-day trip to B.C.

While there, they visited Percy and Paulette’s granddaughters, Brooke and Samantha Heer, at Cranbrook, Eldon’s cousin Dave and Betty Van Straten at Port Coquitlam, and then on to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and down to Victoria to the Butchart Gardens, which were spectacular.

On the return trip, they stayed with longtime friend Win Hoover at Penticton, visited her son Gordon and Betty Hoover at Castlegar before returning to Cranbrook.

After an overnight there, it was then on toward home, stopping for supper at Percy and Paulette’s daughter Christy and Curtis Wideman and family in Three Hills.

It was a great trip, returning safe and sound — if a bit tired.

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