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.”
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