Tell us your Donalda story

Donalda Gallery for the Arts invites you come and see their new exhibition, PART-ners “Rooks”, which runs until Labour Day. And we have more art by local artists upstairs in the old bank on Main Street.

Mark your calender for Sept. 19, and plan to attend the Museum’s fall supper at the Donalda Community Centre. Archaeologist and author Jack Brink will be the speaker, and there will be a silent auction, including one of the last known new copies of the local history book, Donalda’s Roots and Branches, which was published in 1980.

And don’t forget: if you or your family have ever lived in Donalda—for a week or a century—we would like to read your story. It is hoped that we will be able to collect enough stories to some day publish an update to Roots and Branches, but we can’t do it without you.

The Museum Society meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 p.m., at the Donalda Library. Why not come out and join us? We would like to hear your ideas about how the Museum should move into the future. The next meeting will be Aug. 25. Call the museum office, 403-883-2100, for more information about the museum or its projects.

The 28th annual Bench Fair was held in Donalda on Saturday, Aug. 8. There were 300 entries from 65 exhibitors. The day started off at 9 a.m. with a twoonie breakfast, hosted by the Ag Society. Winners in the various categories were:

Grand Aggregate: Irene Anderson, 355 points

Junior Grand Aggregate: Jillian Bromeling, Stettler, 85 points

Home Economics: Irene Anderson, 160 points

Art: Violet Adair, Castor, 38 points

Hobbies: Marie Didow, 32 points

Junior: Kevin Kittler, Camrose, 33 points

Horticulture: Gerda Mueller, 162.5 points

Photography: Judilonne Beebe, 138 points

Junior: Jillian Bromeling, Stettler, 85 points

Needlework: Irene Anderson, 102.5 points

Vegetable Man contest, Ages 10 and under

1st: Carl Kittler, Camrose; 1st: Kevin Kittler, Camrose

Ages 11 and over:

1st: Alden Mueller

Colouring contest

Girls 8 and under: 1st: Sabrina Bromeling, Stettler; 2nd: Amy Hofer; 3rd: Hannah Norman

Boys 8 and under: 1st: Jonathon Dahl; 2nd: Jared Hofer; 3rd: Walter Bromeling, Stettler

Girls 9 and over: 1st: Abby Hofer, 2nd: Leanne Hofer, 3rd: Tamara Hofer

Boys 9 and over: 1st: Alden Mueller, 2nd: Tom Hofer, 3rdf: Josh Hofer