Bottoms up! Over $2,600 raised for charity at spaghetti eating contest
BP’s annual spaghetti eating contest for charity on Thursday, June 23 saw over a dozen hungry eaters dig in and raise $2,621.75 for the Greentree and St. Anthony’s school breakfast programs and the Red Cross’s Fort McMurray aid efforts. The top fundraisers in the kid’s, teen’s, women’s, and men’s categories, respectively, were: Kynan Perry, Nikolas Bonneau, Melanie Mazereeuw, and Kurt Phillips. Top times for the categories, respectively, were: Savannah Bonneau at 42.3 seconds, Nikolas Bonneau at 45.1 seconds, Kadena Pierce at 55 seconds, and Cody Glydon at 1 minute, 38 seconds. This year’s event saw an increase in funds raised, up from $2,394 last year. Over eight years the event has raised a total of $29,590.70 for charity. jeep; Matthew Adamson & Max Phillips in their Ford Roadster; Kennedy Adamson with Gloria Laycock in the 1956 Bel Air; Keith Nelson with Cale Christensen driving a 1965 Ford F100; Bub and Kim Fraser in 1929 Reo; Michael and Traci Rasmussen in a 1931 Model A. The end of the parade featured the Standard and Rosebud fire engines.
The Standard Municipal Library hosted the ball drop. Winners were: Sarah Monchs, Don Sundgaard, Jamie Hobson, Mike Rasmussen, Carol Allard, Curtiss Bushman and Harvey Larsen won twice. All in all the library ball drop brought a $1895 profit. Special thanks to Brandon Duffata who was dressed as “The man in the yellow hat” and hosted the ball drop. The library’s float also won the red ribbon for their float!
Monday, June 20 the Nazareth Church Women held a very nice potluck luncheon for 14 ladies at the home of Janice Jensen on her patio. The weather cooperated well for a lovely day. Lorna Kapaniuk started the luncheon with a devotion and prayer. A good visit was had by all attending. Guests came from Strathmore and whoever participated in bible studies and helped with any of our quilting projects and other projects were invited.
Nazareth Lutheran Church’s youth held a garage sale on Sport’s Day to raise money for their trip to the CLAY gathering in PEI in August. It was a success and they are on their way to PEI!
Summer Stage 2016 will be happening in July! Scenes from Charlie Brown for boys and girls age 5-11, July 11-15 from 2-3:30 pm. Scenes from Anne of Green Gables for girls only age 12-15, July 18-22 from 1:30-4:30 pm. Summer Stage will take place at Nazareth Lutheran Church and will be directed by Anita Winters FRSA, a graduate of Rosebud School of the Arts.
The Standard Community Facility Enhancement Society has a few updates on what’s happening with the Memory Lane Path and Park Project. Gary Browning, landscape architect from Browning Design in Calgary, has been engaged to draw up the master plan for the park. Along with his generous offer to work on a pro bono basis, he brings with him a wealth of experience and a whole lot of enthusiasm for the project. This is a great boost to the progress of the plans. The focus for now will be on the first 2 blocks at the east end of the 1km stretch. Through the Wheatland Commu- nity Enhancement Fund, $25,000 was granted and gratefully received. The Acres for Memories wheat crop south of the village was planted and sprayed by local volunteers and is looking good— the harvest will hopefully bring in more funds for the Memory Lane Park. Some donations by individuals and companies have been received as well, and watch for the upcoming cash calendar fundraiser. Please be reminded that residents wishing to contribute their support can receive tax deductible receipts if they make their cheques payable to the Village of Standard, with “Memory Lane” designated on the memo line. Farmers can choose to make their donations through a special account which has been set up with CHS. More updates will be forthcoming. For more information contact Don Sundgaard, Jackie Jensen, Moe Zaleschuk, Louise Welen, Ron Corbiell or Mayor Alan Larsen.
Elvis update. He re-appeared last week after being gone for 10 days. He showed up a couple of times to eat and drink and he is gone again. We believe he has a second location that he is getting food and water from that must be a fair distance from town. At this point we believe it is somewhere straight east of town. However, it really could be anywhere. If anyone knows his second location it would be helpful for us to make sure he stays safe. Contact Traci Rasmussen or Carolyn Larsen Faqcett if you have any info
The Standard Municipal Library is hosting its second annual Golf Tournament in Bassano on July 15. For more information, contact Mark or Elizabeth at Gates Agencies, if you have a team you want to enter or are able to sponsor a hole!
As always, submissions can be made to standardnewz@gmail. com or to Pastor Dyanna Couture at 403-644-3998. Please try to have your submissions in by early evening on Sunday!