Verdant Valley Eye Opener
Eleven members of the Verdant Valley and Dorcas Women’s Institute met at the home of Holly Guterson on Wednesday May 11. They received a thank you from Holly Guterson for the group’s contribution to the MS Walkathon on May 1. Connie Tremblay will be doing a school program at Delia and Morrin Schools on May 23 and 27. Former member Margaret Velichko sent a note of good wishes and goodbye as she and her husband are moving to Medicine Hat. Connie Tremblay reported that the annual Teddy Bear Run for Victim Services is on June 4. This year the teddy bears will go to Hanna and Three Hills. Victoria Hatton will be Branch Education Coordinator, a new position agreed upon at the Constituency Conference in April. Diana Rowe will be delegate for the Provincial Conference in Camrose in June. Barb Murray presented an agriculture quiz for her Education Report. Tea prizes were won by Darlene Raketti and Diana Rowe. Roll call was a plant exchange. Next meeting will be at the home of Barbara Murray on June 8 and will be a pot luck supper with husbands invited.
Friday, May 13, 2016 was a special day for our family as our youngest grandson, Caden Leonhardt graduated from Ecole Camrose Composite High School. Caden is the son of Gordon Leonhardt and Cheryl Leonhardt and brother of Michael, Curtis and Courtney. Ron and Leslie and I and Lynn and Clint Hemming attended the grad ceremonies at the Camrose Regional Exhibition where 164 graduates received their diplomas. The theme was “The World Awaits”. A family supper for 22 family members was held at the Ramada Hotel following the ceremonies. Best wishes for all your future plans, Caden. We only have one grandchild yet to graduate in two more years. Time slips away.
Pat McDougald had hip surgery in Red Deer on Monday, May 9 and is home and doing well. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery Pat.
We enjoyed the Louisiana Hayride Show at the Badlands Community Facility on Saturday evening. Such talent and so many memories!
Happy Birthday this week to Justine ( James) Kay and Tori Poland on May 21, Barry Keirle, Lisa Keirle, Carol’s mom Kay Zimmerman and Justin Main on May 22 and Steve Panisiak on May 25. By the way, Kay Zimmerman will be 96 on this birthday! That’s very special.
Best wishes on your wedding anniversary to Bob and Marilyn Thomas on May 21.