This year’s Craigmyle Pumpkin Fest is quickly approaching – you might want to mark your calendar for September 10. From 11:00 am until 2:00 pm families from all communities are invited to take part in this no-charge fun event. Youngsters can jump on a hayride at the Craigmyle Church, ride to the pumpkin patch and pick their very own pumpkin from the bountiful supply growing there. The patch is sporting pumpkins in green, orange and white colours. After selecting his or her pumpkin, the owner will then return to the Craigmyle Church by hayride where they will have the opportunity to decorate their pumpkin before taking it home. Hay rides will leave for the pumpkin patch at 11:30 am; 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Youngsters can continue to decorate their pumpkins until 3:00 pm, at which time the event will “wrap up”.
Pumpkins may be a large part of the event, but there is much more. A kid (and parent) friendly lunch is available as well as several kid games with a cost only to cover the expense of the prizes. As well, parents might want to patronize “The Old Store” and enjoy a very reasonably priced ice-cream treat, as well as peruse the collectables and antiques in Doug’s store. If the weather is conducive, families might also want to enjoy the new playground located in the Centennial Park. All in all, this promises to be a great family day in Craigmyle!
Don’t forget that the ever popular “Coffee Break” will resume every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30-11:00 am in the Church Basement beginning September 1. This no-charge social event is open to all interested persons from inside and outside the Craigmyle Community. I expect one hot topic of conversation will be the upcoming American election. With a population of over 300 million-----?
Please note that the Craigmyle monthly pancake breakfast will resume on October 2. There will NOT be a breakfast on September 4, as this is the Labour Day long weekend.
I am pleased to announce that our own Justine Johnson and Carson Berry from Hanna have recently become engaged. The happy couple have not set a definite date, but are considering sometime next summer. Congratulations to both of you.
The charred west side of the church has taken on a new look. New cedar siding was located, painted and installed thanks to the efforts of Ken Rees and Scott Stern. It is only through the willing efforts of local folk such as Ken, Scott and many others that the community is able to maintain this valuable facility.
Birthday greetings go out to Howard Panter on September 2; Shyloh Maksymchuk on September 5; Wayne DeGiano on September 6; and Leanne Blades on September 7. Happy Anniversary to Brian and Sherry Lock on September 4. Have a great day!