Without a doubt, this has been a winter to remember! Mild, a fair amount of snow – now the only problem is the recent ice condition making walking a treacherous adventure. The weatherman says that we should have thawing temperatures again this week, so hopefully that will make a difference in the ice condition.
This Saturday, February 13, is definitely the day to come to Craigmyle. The mild weather has prompted conversation about spring gardening plans. The Valentine’s Tea this Saturday is appropriately themed “Think Spring.” This is a no-charge event sponsored jointly by the Craigmyle Historic Society and Checkel’s Greenhouse located at Castor. Sandi Checkel will be in attendance to conduct a visual presentation of interest to all green thumbs. She will be addressing issues such as gardening myths; fertilizers; interesting varieties for our area as well as providing a question and answer period. The word I have heard is that there are at least eight fabulous door prizes to be won by attendees. And, of course, refreshments will be served. This is an event eager gardeners won’t want to miss. See you in Craigmyle on February 13!
Last Sunday’s pancake breakfast saw an excellent turnout of folks who thoroughly enjoyed the repast. Hungry breakfast seekers entered the Valentine themed church basement and enjoyed a fine breakfast. When the “Clayholt Clan” arrived in full force the breakfast “chefs,” were stretched to provide ready provisions for the large group. The cooks appreciated the good humour and patience this family displayed as they waited for the next batch of freshly prepared food to hit the warmer. Brian, the patriarch of the Clayholt Clan, celebrated his 60th birthday in grand style on February 5, with a large number of friends and family in attendance. The Historic Society was more than thrilled that this fine family chose to continue their celebration by coming to our small berg for breakfast on Sunday. The draw prize, a Thomas Kincade lighthouse and a collector plate, was won by lucky Harold Mennis from Hanna. The next Craigmyle breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 6.
St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is not really that far away and Craigmyle is already gearing up for that green day. The regular Thursday “Coffee Break” will be recognizing St. Pat’s day with a special coffee time. Treats will be on hand and, if you are wearing green, you will be entitled to put your name into a door prize draw. Folks from both inside and outside of the community are invited to come out and enjoy this no-charge St. Pat’s event tak- ing place from 9:30-11:00 am on March 17 in the church basement.
Birthday greetings go out to Nichole Clayholt on February 17. Happy Anniversary to Larry and Linda Norlie, also on February 17. Have a great day.