Westwoods Fair will be great fun

Over four inches of rain fell in the Gadsby area this past weekend, a welcome sight, but dampening any hope of the completion of haying. It did allow farmers to take in the parade and rodeo in Stettler. A great effort from organizers and volunteers.

Twenty-two ladies attended the bridal shower held at Botha Hall, Saturday morning in honor of Miranda Derr and Dustin Cowen. Seated at the head table were Miranda’s bridesmaids, sister Janelle Derr and good friend Contessa Caldwell. Also in attendance were mothers Marlene Derr and Hazel Davidson, grandmothers Grace Selinger and Frances Cowen. Best wishes to Miranda and Dustin from the community.

Saturday night, 58 people enjoyed the steak supper in Gadsby comparing rainfall and sharing info. Nineteen lucky persons stayed for bingo. The Loonie pot has risen to over $70 for next month.

Bill and Joyce Hansel along with Gordie and Shirley Reynolds toured the Black Hills, South Dakota taking in the Corn Palace and the International Peace Gardens. On the way home they stayed overnight in Medicine Hat, visiting Bill and Joyce’s granddaughter.

Aug. 1, Bill and Joyce attended the wedding of granddaughter Denee Trennery, spent Sunday and Monday with Joyce and Bill on the way home from the wedding. Monday Joyce picked up their two year old great-granddaughter Mackenna of Stettler (grandson Mike’s daughter) for a visit. Then Friday and Saturday granddaughter Carla (Larry and Erica’s youngest) and her three little ones came for a visit from Drayton Valley.

Larry Tuck has received word of the passing of his Aunt May (Taggart) Weins. May was born and raised in the Gadsby area and will be remembered by many. Funeral service was held in Oak Lake, MB, where she and her family resided for many years. May stayed on the farm after the sudden death of her husband in the early 1970s. Sincere sympathies to her daughter Denise Griffiths and son Marvin Weins and their families along with May’s sisters Isabel (Ernest) Miller of Lacombe and Barb (Len) Gurney of Rimbey as well as brother Peter (Florence) Taggart of Stettler along with all the nephews and nieces and their families. May was 78 years of age.

Up from Calgary for a few days of camping and visiting are friends of Doreen Reynolds, Mary and Denis, arriving in time for the Gadsby supper and rain Saturday night.

A couple of events to mark on your calendar, the Annual Decoration Day Service will be held Sunday, Aug. 30 at the Omega Cemetery beginning 2 p.m. Coffee and donuts will be served following the Legion/Omega Circle services.

And the Westwoods Annual Open Bench Fair will be held Sept. 10. A few interesting changes from other years; use your imagination for each event and create a new category or add to the one listed. Registration is from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Agrilot. Judging beings at 5:30. Free corn on the cob, burgers and more at 6 p.m. Sounds like a fun evening to take in.

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