Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Gerald and Maryann ras­mussen 403-823-2036

We ap­pre­ci­ate the rain and the lush, green coun­try­side which re­sults but along with that comes more fre­quent grass cut­ting and Thurs­day, July 14, has been se­lected as the date for the next grass cut­ting bee at Dalum cor­ner. An hour or two of work in the evening keeps our com­mu­nity cen­ter look­ing good and the help is ap­pre­ci­ated by many.

The Board mem­bers of the Dalum Com­mu­nity Hall As­so­ci­a­tion met last week to carry on the nor­mal busi­ness of the or­ga­ni­za­tion and among the top­ics of dis­cus­sion were mem­ber­ships, rentals and the fill­ing of the va­cant vice-pres­i­dent po­si­tion. Perry McMil­lan, a long-serv­ing mem­ber of the Board, vol­un­teered and was ac­claimed to take on that role. Most mem­ber­ships are re­newed at the An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing but for those who do not at­tend, it was agreed that to be el­i­gi­ble for the re­duced mem­bers rate for hall rentals, mem­ber­ships should be pur­chased within thirty days of the AGM. Any­one wish­ing to pur­chase a twenty-five dol­lar an­nual mem­ber­ship may sub­mit pay­ment to the Dalum Com­mu­nity Hall As­so­ci­a­tion, Box 2761, Rosedale Sta­tion, Ab. T0J 2V0.

The un­set­tled weather was a con­cern for the or­ga­niz­ers of the an­nual Ae­bleskiver and Jam Day at the Dan­ish Cana­dian Mu­seum at Dick­son but the show­ers stayed away from the mu­seum site and the event was en­joyed by a large crowd last Sun­day. Many Dalum folks will re­mem­ber Sonja My­roon, the daugh­ter of the late Arne and Ellen Ja­cob­sen. She and her hus­band, Orest, are strong sup­port­ers of the mu­seum and were dressed in tra­di­tional eth­nic Dan­ish cos­tumes as they vol­un­teered their time and ef­fort with Orest demon­strat­ing a tal­ent for pro­duc­ing the per­fect Ae­bleskiver.

Carol Vogstad re­ports that she and Ed­ward will be cel­e­brat­ing their 60th wed­ding an­niver­sary on Thurs­day, July 21, when they will be host­ing a cof­fee party at their home near Syl­van Lake from 2 un­til 4 that af­ter­noon. They in­vite their friends to join them for the party and if any­one needs di­rec­tions they may call the Vogstads at 403-887-2005.

The Hen­drick­sons had vis­i­tors from New Brunswick last week when Paula’s sis­ter and brother-in-law of New Den­mark spent some time at Dalum. While on their western va­ca­tion they also en­joyed some lake­side vis­it­ing in B.C. with other fam­ily mem­bers.

Birth­day greet­ings this week go to a lady well known to Dalum folks, Susan Brown (n. Jensen) and to Gun­nar Mortensen who is also a fa­mil­iar face to many. Gun­nar has been host­ing Dan­ish tour groups this sum­mer and the third group of the 2016 sea­son made the Strath­more / Drum- heller / Dalum cir­cle tour last Fri­day. The day usu­ally be­gins with Gun­nar meet­ing the vis­it­ing Dan­ish farm group at Strath­more where they be­gin a se­ries of quick visits to a Hut­terite colony, the Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum in Drumheller and the church and ceme­tery at Dalum. While in Dalum the group has a look at the fire hall and the line-up of fire­fight­ing equip­ment as well as vis­it­ing Alanna Farms be­fore re­turn­ing to Strath­more. These tour groups also visit farms and at­trac­tions in other parts of south­ern Al­berta as part of their Cana­dian va­ca­tion.

Sum­mer storms al­ways bring the threat of hail but at the time of writ­ing we un­der­stand that the Dalum area has avoided any dam­age and the crops are look­ing great. The wheat fields have reached the stage where the sum­mer breezes cre­ate an im­age of waves ad­vanc­ing across a lake, a scene which, in it­self, is a tourist at­trac­tion.

We see that Ty Chris­tensen has been busy sell­ing frozen treats to lo­cals and tourists vis­it­ing the at­trac­tions in Drumheller. Over­heard from one per­son en­joy­ing an ice cream was the fol­low­ing: “I don’t mean to brag but I fin­ished my 21 day diet in two weeks. My goal was to lose ten pounds, only fif­teen to go.”

You may con­tinue to call Gerald and Maryann Ras­mussen at 403-823-2036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@magtech.ca.

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