Hand Hills Grapevine
Hello Hand Hills…+15 weather, robins, crocuses, geese, grass turning green, is this our Spring? We are going to be so disappointed and will have a hard time adjusting to the cold if and when it does return. I think we have to be ready for anything.
The thoughts of Spring cannot lighten our hearts as our Community deals with the passing of a wonderful, generous, compassionate woman whom this community lost. Donna Griffith fought hard but lost her battle to Breast Cancer. Our Deepest Condolences to Keith, Jolynn, Kacey and their families at this time. Donna is now free to ride up yonder where the grass is lush green and stirrup high and as she does so she will always be looking down on her family. Donnas’ passing gives us a strong reminder to live one day at a time and never give up. Ride Hard and High Donna!
The Minchau household is fast approaching that empty nest syndrome. Alisha, their oldest daughter, has moved out and is now living in the Frances Morton House, which is just off the 851. Veronica finished at Olds College in the Animal Health Technician program. She starts her practicum at the Watrous Veterinary Clinic in Watrous, Sask. She is there for 6 weeks and then her Graduation is June 4 from the College. Raelene, the youngest, is graduating from high school the May long weekend and she hopes to take Social Work in Medicine Hat next year. Congratulations and best wishes to all of these beautiful girls!
Remember that I mentioned that another old tradition of the Hills was in the process of being resurrected? Well I am happy to report that the younger generation has taken it upon themselves to bring a 12 or 16 Team Slow Pitch Tournament to the Hills on the June 11 Weekend. Brandon Cuddie, Tommy Vredegoor, Gabrielle Lavoie, Billy Vredegoor, Kelby Stevens, Spencer Fullerton, Tanner Kautz and Clint Mohl are working on getting the diamond in the inside of the track revamped. They will also work on cleaning up the good diamond to the east. John Rew is a big part of this and has already donated laborers and equipment to get this project moving. Any Hand Hills family who would like to put in a team, the committee is giving you first chance to enter. Phone Brandon Cuddie at 403 857 9524. Let’s Play Ball Again in the Hills!
The Shiloh Cattle Bull Sale was a great success. The barn was full to the rafters and the sale was hot. The hospitality that was shown that day was next to none. Merle and Irene had the whole family home for the weekend and it was a true family affair. Murray and Dianne Morton, Colleen Feeney were also there to help make it a great day. Congratulations to everyone involved. Alisha Minchau sold her first purebred bull at the sale and she too had her family there to support her. The end results showed that all that hard work paid off. Congratulations!
Things for the 100th are coming along. The Parade Committee wants to remind you that you need to phone them to put an entry in to the parade. Phone Merle or Glenn.
The 100th Celebration Book is for Sale now and if you can volunteer please phone me. We need lots of help.
Till next week…