Stuck in a Stettler snowbank, family ‘blown away’ with help

On Christmas Eve, my family and I were driving home to Brooks and I missed the turn at the lights.

Dear Editor,

On Christmas Eve, my family and I were driving home to Brooks and I missed the turn at the lights. Instead of driving to the next intersection and turning around, I decided I should make a quick U-turn. This complete error in judgment ended up with our vehicle being stuck in more than two feet of snow. Within minutes, we had so many Stettler-area people stopping and offering to help. People that were busy on their Christmas Eve took the time to help my family get out of the snow. We were completely amazed with how many people stopped, walked around in the deep snow and I’m sure were filthy by the time we ended up getting out. We didn’t do a final count, but I know that at least eight to 10 people stopped and helped us. It only took around 20 minutes and we were on our way home again. So, thank you so much to all the snow angels that stopped and helped, and also to the other people that also stopped and cared enough to see if we needed help.

We were completely blown away with how the community of Stettler has so many kind and caring people that took time out to help a stranded family. You do not know how much we appreciated it and we are hoping to pay it forward someday. On a side note, I’ve learned that U-turns are not to be made for a very good reason!

Sheila, Darcy, Jacoby & Poppy Lalonde Brooks

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