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The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE -

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.

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