I love this spring weather especially those days when there is no wind. Careful digging around those little plants that are poking through the ground, remember we can get snow in May.
Congratulations to Bill Herman of Drumheller, this week’s winners of the 300 Club Raffle draw which took place on April 9. Thanks for your support and buying a ticket.
Congratulations to Quinn (nee Lucas) and Travis Franke on the arrival of baby boy, Jaxon Lukas, born on March 30, weighing in at 7 lbs 15 oz. Very proud first time grandparents are Mitch and Danny Lucas. I’m sure Mitch will be wearing out the highway to go visit and help out.
This Saturday, April 16, is the busy day in the community and surrounding area that we have been talking about. The Morrin Ag Society is hosting the Chevelle’s at the Badland Community Facility, Rumsey is having their annual Spring Fling, and Delia will be welcoming Brent Butt for the evening. No shortage of things to do that’s for sure.
Also on that date, the Verdant Valley Agricultural Society is featuring a Horticultural Workshop from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Verdant Valley Community Centre. Jim Hole, Alberta’s Top Horticultural Authority is presenting “Garden Myths” and Tim Schowalter a local Natural History Authority with be presenting in the morning. Tickets include lunch. To register contact: Pat at 403-3210210 or Toni at 403-321-0061. The event is sponsored by the Verdant Valley Ag Society and Starland County.
Don’t forget the next meeting for the Drumheller and District Rural Crime Watch Association is April 20 at Freson Bros. at 7:00 pm. They are looking for new members to help with coverage of the area. For more information check the website, www. drumcrimewatch.com, or contact Dorothy Gwynn at email@example.com.
The Morrin School Annual Alumni Volleyball tournament will take place April 30. If you are interested in putting in a team please contact Amy Adams at 403-436-0096 or Katie Primrose at 403820-1652. You are required to have at least 3 people who are Morrin School alumni on the team and you have to have two girls on the court at all times. There will be a concession and a draw will be made up as soon as there are enough teams registered.
The Badlands Search and Rescue are having a recruiting session in Strathmore on April 23 from 1:00 – 5:00 at the Strathmore town fire hall. Everyone is welcome to attend as they are looking for volunteers to suit all positions not just field rescue. They need administrative and recruitment help as well. For more information contact Scott Campbell at (403) 324-3537.
April 10-16 is National Volunteer week, it is our chance to recognize all the volunteers that help to make our communities a better place. Many of the activities that take place would not happen without the tireless efforts of volunteers. Take a moment to thank those volunteers for their time and efforts. I would especially like to thank those people who have stepped up and volunteered at the new Munson hall over the past several weeks. The new building is something that we will all be able to enjoy for generations to come and something we can be very proud of. The next group of volunteers I would like to recognize are those that assist every year on the second Sunday in September with the Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon. Over 100 volunteers assist each year to make the day go off without a hitch and offer their time and efforts for the 400+ participants. These efforts have helped to raise over $85,000 which has to this point been donated to the Badlands Community Facility.
The final group of volunteers I will mention is those that help with our seniors at the Sunshine Lodge, Hillview, Continuing Care and Coal Banks. This group of volunteers make the lives of our seniors more enjoyable and they are helping those that volunteered in their day to make our communities what they are.
I could go on and on with service groups like the Morrin Lions, etc. but I’ll stop there and let you thank the volunteers you know.
Thank a volunteer and have a great week.