Verdant Valley Eye Opener
Last Monday when I wrote the news the people of Fort Mac had no idea what was ahead of them this week and now the whole world is saddened and in shock. We got a message from someone that Ron and Lynn met in Ukraine in 2011 to say they are hoping we are not in danger and are praying for us. Everyone seems to know someone who is involved and what an ongoing story of courage and human kindness.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected.
On April 23 nine members of the Verdant Valley and Dorcas Women’s Institute attended the annual Kneehill Constituency Conference at the Trochu Baptist Church Fellowship hall in Trochu. The conference was chaired by Brenda Willsie, Constituency Convener. Highlights were door prizes donated by local businesses, a greeting card craft, raffles, com- petitions and a delicious lunch. The Verdant Valley Ag Society contribution of an Alberta food products basket was won by Joyce Silbernagel of the Hogadone Branch. Guest speaker was Corina Cole from the Office of the Public Guardian. She spoke about the legal documents that every adult should have in case you become unable to look after your personal affairs such as financial, personal and other needs. The Verdant Valley Branch did well in the competition in Handicraft, Baking, Photography, Art Work and Plants. Percy Poland was first and Doris Wade was second in the plant competition. Best overall plant was Percy Poland’s for which she was awarded the Lois McArther Memorial Trophy. Pat McDougald placed first in Baking and Doris Wade was third for overall points for her entries. There were 240 entries in the competition.
Happy birthday this week to Brad Mepham, Janelle (Leonhardt) Hatt and Roberta (Ewing) Hunt on May 12, Tyler James and Dryden Grieve on May 13, Kim (Thomas) Larsen on May 14 and CJ Ireland on May 15.