Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

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

Hope all the Moms out there had a won­der­ful Mother’s Day. My Sun­day be­gan with a de­li­cious break­fast in bed...a first! Cof­fee, fresh straw­ber­ries and an omelet, lov­ingly made by my lit­tle daugh­ter Charly with help from her Dad, all ar­rived to me on a tray with some home­made tis­sue pa­per flow- ers. Then it was off to church where all the ladies re­ceived a beau­ti­ful gera­nium. All in all, it was a pretty spe­cial day...I am so blessed and so very grate­ful for my pre­cious fam­ily.

And Mother’s Day brunch was served up at the Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Hall this past Sun­day. The Hall mem­bers wish to send out a thank-you to all who came out for break­fast and to the helpers and 4Hers who showed up too...great bunch of kids al­ways ready to as­sist.

And the press­ing news of the week is of course how we are all fol­low­ing the dev­as­tat­ing fire burn­ing in Fort McMur­ray. You know it is se­ri­ous when some­thing in Canada hits the U.S. tele­vi­sion sta­tions. The en­tire city, over 80,000 peo­ple were evac­u­ated and more than 1600 struc­tures were lost and mirac­u­lously, as far as we know, ev­ery­one es­caped the ter­ri­fy­ing blaze. Trag­i­cally, it was re­ported that a ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent claimed the lives of two dur­ing the exit. The good news through­out this hor­rific dis­as­ter is watch­ing clip af­ter clip of peo­ple band­ing to­gether to help one an­other. Stranded ve­hi­cles lined the high­ways and es­cape routes and res­cuers quickly came to their aid with jerry cans of gaso­line, food and wa­ter... ab­so­lutely re­mark­able! How blessed we are that love is stronger than death and that it shines through when we need it the most. We have and will con­tinue to hear story af­ter story of heart­warm­ing acts of hero­ism and rescue as over­whelm­ing sup­port streams into the lives of all those af­fected. As do­na­tions have flooded in from across the coun­try, mil­lions of dol­lars have been raised with many more to come. Ev­ery lit­tle bit helps. I was told our Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Hall As­so­ci­a­tion raised over $400.00 at the Mother’s Day Brunch to send to the Fort McMur­ray re­lief ef­forts and our Mor­rin School is plan­ning some­thing as well. If ev­ery town and com­mu­nity pitches in, as I imag­ine they will, wait for the re­build­ing and the good to come... Al­berta strong Al­berta proud! And thanks to the Lord for bring­ing the cooler tem­per­a­tures and the rain on Sun­day... a sight for sore eyes. We pray and hope for more show­ers and we cheer on the spirit of this north­ern com­mu­nity... the res­i­dents, the vol­un­teers, the res­cuers and the very brave fire­fight­ers. Ch eers!

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