There has been quite the selection of thunder storms over the last week or so. The one on the night of July 1st, early July 2 must have been something to see. It measured 3 inches in a rain gauge in Midland and the silt on the road was up over a 1/3 of the width of the road. It must have been like a great river coming down off the hills.
Congratulations to Randy and Jessica Sharpe on winning this week’s Munson 300 Raffle draw. This week was a special draw for $500.00! Congratulations and thank you for your support. Next Saturday the draw will be for $100 again until December 31 when the final draw is $1,000.00.
It’s that time on year for 4H Camp, Summer Fun Programs and vacations. Calgary Stampede starts this Friday, hopefully we can find the complete Chuckwagon races on one of the TV channels. It makes me a little crazy that one of the Calgary stations can’t broadcast them. It’s the highlight of the summer for the Seniors to watch.
As the summer will go quickly just some reminders to put on your calendar: The Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon will be on September 11 this year starting at the BCF. This event is a family event with a 5K race that includes all members of the family from the very young to the just wanting to learn to run, walk fast and just get a little exercise. The 10K race is a go place to push yourself just a little harder to get into shape and see how your time can improve in a race setting. Of course the 21K or Half Marathon is for the folks that really challenge themselves. All three races are set within the Drumheller Valley and take advantage of the wonderful trail system that we have from the east end of Drumheller to the west by the Museum. If you have any questions have a look at the website www.dinosaurvalleyhalf.com.
Also mark on your calendar the 27th Annual Ride for STARS on August 7 at the TL Bar Ranch. There is a supper the night before, camping, a great breakfast the morning of the ride and the silent auction that happens all day long.
Have a great week and enjoy the lush green around us. Even if some of the green is just weeds.