Nobleford celebrations left patrons smiling
On August 10 and 11, Nobleford celebrated their Centennial year.
“Everyone seemed to be really enjoying themselves,” Lee Moltzahn said. “All the events were well attended. There were so many smiling people!”
August 10 began with a self-guided historical community tour and opportunities to visit the Noble Area Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A farmer’s market, beer gardens, food, and organization of the bench fair were also events that people could involve themselves in during the day. In the evening, there was a Family Night in Centennial Park that included family games, entertainment, dedication of Legacy Lane, and a Movie-In-the-Park.
A pancake breakfast at the Community Complex initiated the celebrations on August 11 and included local residents, Carol and Don Zech selling Volumes I and II of the Nobleford history book for $75.00. The Lethbridge and area MP, Rachael Harder, also made an appearance and served some food.
“I was honoured to join the town in celebrating such an incredible milestone. It was great to see the entire community come together to celebrate the history of their town,” MP Harder said.
The Centennial Parade kicked off at 11 a.m. and the Car Show and Shine kicked off at 11:30 a.m. and went until 3 p.m. At noon, there was a BBQ lunch at the Fire Department while the Quilt Show and guided tours were available for enjoyment at the newly modernized Noble School from 2 to 5 p.m.
“My favorite part of the Centennial Celebrations was pulling the Centennial Society float which consisted of an old horse drawn buggy that was owned by my late grandparents,” Moltzahn said. “It was even more special because my wife and daughter were riding in it. My grandparents would have been happy to see that.”
“The celebrations went off without a glitch thanks to the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers who put heart and soul into everything that was planned,” Moltzahn said.
Due to the recent fire ban, the previously planned fireworks display was postponed indefinitely.
“We have truly had 100 years of growing together,” Moltzahn said. “May we never lose our pioneering spirit and humble rural roots. May our past give wisdom to our next 100 years as a community.”
Pam Newton does a demo of wool spinning at the Nobleford Area Museum.
Above: Bill Plomp and Pat Moltzahn judge photo entries at the bench show. Below: Many attended and enjoyed the Aug. 11 pancake breakfast.
Marina Grant proudly displays her half-square, half-triangles sampler.