Morrin Community Calendar
Good morning all... and looks to be another sunny-blue-sky kind of day. Unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be any rain in the 7-day forecast, hope the good Lord brings some moisture our way soon.
So, I will start newsy things off today with a note of thanks to Morrin resident Cliff Upton for his many years of volunteer service to the Morrin Fire Squad. Over this span of time, I am told Cliff worked his way up to Captain and was the primary pump operator and driver for practice drills and emergency calls. The crew would like to wish him all the best as he is hanging up his fire hat and passing the lead to the younger ones.
And in the spirit of volunteerism, the 4H multi-club members were busy this past Saturday collecting and sorting various recycling items at the Nelson farm. This is a big fundraising effort each year for the club so thanks to the community for stashing your stuff so they could pick it up and fill their trailer. Then later the same day a smaller group of 4H-ers showed up at the Rumsey Community Hall to help out at the Spring-Fling-Pie-Thing (that is so fun to say) and their jobs throughout the evening event were to assist with set-up, cleanup and to walk around with the dessert display cart for the bidding audience. The Rumsey folks know how to work together and I heard through the grapevine that they tallied in around $12,000.00...pretty impressive! And there was a little added excitement in the community while this was going on as a fire started in someone’s yard as the result of solar panels. Some kids playing outside saw the smoke and ran and reported it to the adults who were gathered at the Rumsey Hall... way to go kids! The general discussion that followed in the crowd was that the solar panel back-up battery was faulty and the likely cause of the fire. Interesting... it is good that we are developing alternate sources of energy and as we steer away from traditional, reliable forms of power this goes to show there are a new set of dangers in this unpredictable, uncharted “green” territory. At any rate, everyone was relieved to hear no one was injured and that the blaze was extinguished quickly thanks to whoever put it out and the youngsters who initially spotted and reported the smoke.
And another big fundraiser happened on Saturday night on behalf of the Morrin AG Society as they brought the “Chevelles” in for a night of live band music and dancing at the Drumheller Badlands Community Facility. We were occupied with 4H stuff so did not attend but I heard the place was packed and as usual... a good time was had by all. I hope your group made lots of money to go toward repairs to the Morrin Arena Sportsplex building. A lot of renovation work was done last year in preparation for the 95th Morrin Homecoming Celebration, but there is much more ongoing maintenance to be done. And again... here is the true spirit of volunteerism at work in the hearts and hands of dedicated community members, thanks for all you do.
And finally...the 4H multiclub year-end Achievement is coming up next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Morrin Community Hall where the kids involved will proudly display their completed projects. Oh yes...almost forgot to tell you that “Mother’s Day Brunch” will be happening this year on Sunday, March 8.