Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Darcy Gra­ham 403-772-3747

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.

Cheers!

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