Spring seems to have sprung and everywhere one goes there is talk of gardening, crop seeding and other related spring activities. Now, if Mother Nature remembers to turn the “tap” on fairly quickly, it will indeed be a good start to spring!
Our wee hamlet is welcoming spring, as well, and is hoping that folk will step up to the plate to help make the hamlet look as good as it did last summer. The Craigmyle Beautification Committee is looking for one or more volunteers to plant and care for a few pots of flowers in the new Centennial Park. Volunteers would be asked to contribute nothing but their time, as all supplies would be paid for. Water is also available at the park. If you would be willing to plant, water, fertilize and deadhead for the upcoming season or any portion of it, please call Gail at 665-2492 or Susan at 665-2270.
It has been said that it takes a whole village to raise a child; in this case a whole village could maintain the beauty of a park that Craigmyle can be proud of. Please call one of the above if you can contribute to this project in any way, however small if may be.
Last week’s Craigmyle Historic Society meeting was productive. The CHS is sponsoring a Ham supper with all the trimmings, including a dessert bar, on Sunday, April 17 in the Craigmyle Church basement. An excellent menu has been planned and as Craigmyle cooks have a reputation of excellence you won’t want to miss this spring meal!
Plans were made for the CHS to manage the older children’s wear table at the Hanna Hospital Auxiliary Rummage sale on the last weekend of April. If you would like to volunteer to help in this capacity, call Bev R. at 665-2237 to see if she can use your help.
It was decided that the CHS should consider a special project for our facility to be purchased from the funds that were dispersed to the CHS from the Craigmyle Heritage Foundation following the most successful Centennial event last summer. Several excellent suggestions were put forward, but the CHS welcomes even more.
Discussion also revolved around how to incorporate more effective basement storage, while maintaining a useful basement space. Again, several ideas were presented to be considered later, along with more research.
A date was set for the Annual General Meeting, which will include a regular CHS meeting. The date is May 16, 2016.
Following the CHS meeting the Craigmyle Church Women finalized plans for the annual Mother’s Day Tea to be held on Wednesday, May 4 beginning at 2:00 pm. This year the theme of this no-charge event is “Mother Goose.” Lunch, favours, program, decorations and door prizes were planned with either Mother Goose or Mother’s Day in mind. Ladies from inside and outside the community are invited to attend this fun filled free event.
Coming up quickly is the Ham supper and comedy hypnotist show in Delia on April 30. This event is sponsored by Delia High School’s “Dream Team.” For further information or tickets, call Delia School (364-2030) or Debi Olmstead (854-6507).
Birthday greetings go out to Mac Gordon on April 18 and Zachery Rees on April 19. Happy Anniversary to Al and Sheila Rohrback on April 20 and Everett and Sheri Alderdice on April 20. Have a great day!