Two Valley View marks 100th birthday

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Rumsey Record

Michael Hatt’s wife, Annabelle, has arrived from the Philippines. We welcome her to the district. There is a collection being made in honour of their marriage more than a year ago. The contacts are Dianna McBride and Linda Helmer.

This Sunday, the Two Valley View district holds its 100-year celebration of the school and district. The school was built in 1911 and is now the Rumsey Drop-In Centre building. It was the Legion hall prior to that.

In 1955, when the school closed, the ladies of the district continued to have their birthday club group, which has remained active for the past 100 years. Sunday’s celebrations will run from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Drop-In Centre. Several of the past teachers are planning to attend, as well as many of the folks who once lived in the area.

The STARS committee of the Rumsey Ag Society held the wind-up meeting last Tuesday evening in the Agri-plex.

The meeting of beefs and bouquets helps the ride in the coming year. Many topics were covered and recorded for future use.

More pledges came in since the ride and now the revised amounts are: total pledges, $23,876; breakfast, $452; T-shirts, $345, poker rally, $390; quilt raffle, $1,263; silent auction, $2,643, and supper, $13,96.64.

The total for the day was $30,578.39. The amount raised over 22 years has been $509,051.13.

The committee is most grateful to everyone who had any input into the success of the event.

Folks who took the time to attend the Morrin School reunion and celebration of 100 years enjoyed the day in Morrin. Those who could attend took in the breakfast in the morning and the younger folks played volleyball in the afternoon.

Much visiting and guessing went on during the afternoon until everyone gathered at the community hall for the roast beef supper prepared and served by the “Country Cookers”. More visiting continued throughout the evening, with some folks going to Rowley to take in the regular monthly pizza night.

This being the first Sunday of the month, there should be services in the Morrin United Church, but due to circumstances, there will be no service Sunday. Watch for further updates on the services planned for Sept. 18, the third Sunday of the month. Services will depend on the weather conditions and harvesting activities.

If my calculations are correct, three students start in ECS next week: Easton Watts, Joey Avramenko and Taylor Macfarlane. Seth Walker is also beginning in ECS and will be taking his year in Drumheller so that he can ride to and from with his mom Sharon, who teaches in Drumheller.

The ECS students from last year going into Grade 1 are Searrah Hussey, Mattie Jensen, Allyssa Wilkins and Wyat Fox.

Best wishes to all students as they begin a new school year.

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