Trade in old toys for new

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Smiling from the past - Rose and Elmer Underwood are still remembered today in Botha.

LOUISE BELLAIR/Botha Booster

To start this week off the Botha Playground Committee has some special activities coming up for all children between 5 and 12 years old. Starting on July 14, they will be having their survivor day. This activity is being staged around the Botha style of doing things. It’s going to be a great day and one that the children won’t forget.

Register your child for this activity quickly with Donna Morris at 403-742-1028. These activities run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Please send a bag lunch for these activities, with your child. Snacks will be provided.

On July 19, the committee will be hosting the Eco-Warrior day. As we all know, the world is growing and changing all the time so come and see what we can do to help our planet and have a fun filled day as we are doing it. Getting tired of some of your older toys? How would you like to swap them for a newer toy. Please bring your gently used toys such as used toys, video games …etc. and trade them in for something new. Sounds like a great time for all.

On July 19, bring out your Bingo dabbers at 7:15 p.m. and try out your luck. Early Bird Bingo is being held every second Tuesday. Come on out for a great evening with your friends and neighbors. These are held at the senior centre.

Coffee anyone? Come on out every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and join your friends and neighbors at the senior centre for a great cup of coffee.

The Centennial weekend is coming up really quickly, so please get your parade items ready to go. The parade will be on August 13 starting at 11 a.m. Please phone entries to Bob Erickson at 403-742-4719 as soon as possible. This would very much be appreciated.

The Centennial weekend has several exciting activities planned for the entire weekend with registration happening at the senior centre between 5 and 7 p.m. Friday (August 12), with the old-time dance to follow starting at 8 p.m. Lunch will be served.

Then, Saturday will start off with the parade at 11 a.m. Let’s make this parade the very best around the country. There will also be local talent playing throughout the day, with a movie in the park in the afternoon. To end Saturday off there will be a beef dinner, for everyone to enjoy.

To finish the weekend, there will be a pancake breakfast Sunday with a church service to follow.

Bob Erickson and crew have been busy building a replicate of the Underwood Flying Machine for everyone to see. It’s a must to see. Let us all take the time out to remember and honor Elmer Underwood and his family, the inventors of the first flying machine.

Just a reminder that there are no church services for the month of July, but the first regular church service will be held Thursday evenings starting August 4 at 7 p.m.

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