Well, I did it again! I forgot last weekend was a long weekend (Family Day weekend) and missed the deadline for the paper! The Drumheller Mail even sent me a reminder, but I missed that too!
Belated birthday greetings go out to two very special community members who both celebrated their birthdays on February 22. Mabel Burrows will be 91 years young and Diane Gregoire will say good-bye to her 50s. Stay tuned to next week’s column to find out if these two ladies recognized their birthdays in any special way.
Two events are quickly coming up in our community, so mark your calendars for March 6 and 17. Sunday, March 6 is the next pancake breakfast in the church basement. Thursday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day and the “Coffee Break” will be recognizing St. Pat by a special coffee time. All attendees wearing green will be eligible to put their name into a draw for a door prize. “The Coffee Break” is a drop in coffee time from 9:3011:00 am and folks from both inside and outside the community are invited to attend.
Condolences go out to Brien Bramfield, Kelly and Billy and their families as well as their extended families on the recent loss of Carolyn Bramfield. To quote Kelly, “Mom lived her life in a big way.” Carolyn was totally devoted to her children and grandchildren; her door was always open to friends and one could usually find the coffee pot on and ready. She will be missed.
The Craigmyle Historic Society and the Craigmyle Church Women meetings held on February 10 put more community activities into motion. A decision was made to purchase an induction hotplate to expand cooking potential in the church basement. Bev Rees is to investigate the purchase of Corelle coffee cups for the basement with Susan Rees researching various types of blinds for the Church Sanctuary.
The date for the annual Mother’s Day Tea was set for May 4; a ham supper date was tentatively set for April 10 and the group agreed to manage the concession for the 4-H District Beef Show and Sale held in Delia on June 6. The upcoming Hanna Women’s Auxiliary Rummage Sale was discussed, with Bev Rees taking the responsibility of recruiting workers for the CHS’s portion of the responsibility.
It was decided to promote the Historic Church as a venue for intimate, affordable weddings. Bev Bergman is to create a handout which will be distributed at the Bridal Fair to be held on March 13 in Drumheller.
New member recruitment was also discussed and it was decided that current members would encourage people around them to attend a few meetings on a trial basis just to see if they might be interested in becoming a part of the group. Any interested persons reading this column are always welcome to come to a meeting; try out the CHS and then make the decision to become (or not) a regular attendee. The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 14 at 7:00 pm in the church basement.
A number of community members, who do not attend meetings, support the work of the CHS wholeheartedly. The CHS would like to extend appreciation to these folk, because without your willingness to pitch in by providing food; helping with cleanups; working at events; and contributing cash donations this organization could not survive. Your contributions are very much appreciated.
The Valentine’s Tea themed “Think Spring” held in the church basement on February 13 was a resounding success. Well over 40 ladies gathered to hear and view an excellent presentation given by Sandi Checkel from Checkel Greenhouses in Castor. The group had the opportunity to ask Sandi questions, as well as share gardening experiences among themselves. Twelve lucky ladies took valuable door prizes home, thanks to Checkel Greenhouses, HB Creations, Cattlemun’s Ranching Gift Shop and several individual donors. Craigmyle’s HB Creations provided and served a delightful Valentine themed lunch.
Birthday greetings go out this week to Cole Alderdice and Shelley Morlock both sharing February 28; Kathy Rew on March 1 and Gordon Burrows on March 2. Have a great day!