This feels more like spring weather. Bundle up in the morning, cinch on your hat and then peel off the layers when the sun comes out.
Congratulations to Terry Riggs, this week’s winner of the 300 Club Raffle draw which took place on May 7. Thanks for buying a ticket.
In aid of the Fort McMurray fires there are some fundraisers happening in our area. First of all the students wanted to get involved and this is what they are doing. The Elementary Classes are hosting a change collection. Please send any loose change you may have to the school. The Junior and Senior High Students are having a belly baseball tournament costing $5.00 for each student who would like to participate. The staff and students will host a hot dog and water lunch on Thursday, May 12. Cost is $3.00 or a donation. Extra hot dogs are $2.00. This is open to the public and will take place at the garden. The Grades 3 and 4 and 7 and 8 are baking cookies which will be for sale during the Hot Dog Lunch. If you would like to pre-buy cookies call Mrs. Norman or Mrs. Moriarty at the school. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross.
Marg Sharpe is busy organizing a quilting bee for May 14 at the Morrin Community Hall in aid of the Fort McMurray residents. Anyone with a sewing machine and basic skills is welcome to join the group. If you are interested in participating or have fabric to donate please contact Marg at 403-823-9429. Thank you for organizing this Marg.
Don’t forget about the Rumsey Garden Club junior plot category this year. The plots need to be 12 feet x 12 feet with a sign stating name and age of the child. You can design your garden as you like. You will be required to grow four vegetables: carrots, cucumbers, beans, corn and one other of your choice. For flowers: pansies, sweet peas, marigolds and zinnias, and one of your choice. Please contact Mary Newton at 403-3682121 for more information.
I know we are all hearing tear jerking, heart-wrenching stories from what has been experienced with Fort McMurray this week. Family in the Drayton Valley area set up a huge donation area and one story they told was of an 8 year old boy who came into the massive storage area where items had been donated and sorted for anyone who was in need. The little boy was handed a back pack and told he could have anything he needed. He told them that he needed scribblers and pencils for school. He just needed stuff for school, he wasn’t interested in the toys. They handed him a backpack that had been made up with school supplies just for that purpose. He looked up and smiled a huge smile, he just wanted to go back to school and have his life normal again. It’s all about kindness and reaching a hand out to someone in need. I am proud to be an Albertan.
Have a great week.