Trade in old toys for new

.

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.

Just Posted

There are consequence to poor decisions

Unnecessary tax results in financial exodus to jurisdictions with lower taxation

Thanks and gratitude for those who serve and protect

Thanking police officers from Camrose to Beaver County, Wainwright to Drumheller, Hanna to Stettler

Our town Stettler: Blast from the past

Stettler’s pharmacy opens in 1904 before Alberta was a province

Stettler Slam hip hop show

Rappers ignite crowd and dancefloor in Stettler Aug. 10

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

WATCH: Pioneer Days runs all weekend at Sunnybrook Farm

Red Deerians brave the smoke to celebrate Sunybrook’s biggest event

Ride to Reynolds Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin

Smoky but awesome event celebrates everything ‘motorcycles;’ open Sat. Aug. 18 to 4 p.m.

Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada paid for study to understand Canadian attitudes

These are the highest-paid actresses of 2018

In its list released this week Forbes said all 10 earned a total of $186 million before tax

Ponoka’s Ronnie Racing wins Hot August Night

About 15,000 people filled the Castrol Raceway stands at the motorsports complex

Vintage vehicle subject of RCMP search

Two Hills RCMP seek to identify owner of recovered 1940’s vehicle

Most Read


Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.