Noble­ford cel­e­bra­tions left pa­trons smil­ing

Prairie Post (West Edition) - - Nobleford - BY HEATHER CAMERON

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.

Pho­tos by Heather Cameron

Ma­rina Grant proudly dis­plays her half-square, half-tri­an­gles sam­pler.

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