Craigmyle Car­di­nal

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Bev Bergman 403-665-2492

Last Satur­day’s Craigmyle Pump­kin Fest was a re­sound­ing suc­cess. Well over 100 peo­ple of all ages, ser­e­naded by the Craigmyle Fire Truck siren, en­joyed the hay ride to the pump­kin patch. Once at the patch, young­sters jumped off the hay wagon, ea­ger to choose their very own pump­kin. One young lad that I ob­served quickly picked his pump­kin; then pro­ceeded to carry it around the patch while study­ing the re­main­ing pump­kins. After a while, he set his pump­kin down and chose an­other one. This process was re­peated sev­eral times un­til the “pump­kin hunter” was con­vinced he had found just the right one, at which point he ran with his treasure to catch the wait­ing hay wagon back to the church base­ment. Pump­kin own­ers then cre­ated their own mas­ter­piece pump­kin with the help of paint and stick­ers. Pump­kins, start­ing out as green, or­ange or white, were quickly trans­formed into unique cre­ations. The vol­un­teers manning this ta­ble stated that we have to find some way to de­velop black pump­kins, as that seemed to be this year’s most favoured “pump­kin trans­for­ma­tion” colour.

The “games ta­ble” was a very pop­u­lar at­trac­tion, with young­sters tak­ing home a great many prizes. The vol­un­teer mem­ber manning the games is con­vinced that there were at least a thou­sand kids com­pet­ing for her at­ten­tion. Door prize win­ners were Tay­lor Bai­ley and Ada­lyd Dwanka.

Fam­i­lies in at­ten­dance hailed from as far away as San An­to­nio, Texas. Other out of area at­ten­dees came from Cal­gary, Three Hills, Chi­nook and likely other ar­eas I am not aware of.

Although very thrilled with the large at­ten­dance, the or­ga­niz­ers were not quite pre­pared for the num­bers. Nev­er­the­less, those present main­tained good hu­mour and waited pa­tiently for their turn. Watch for next year’s pump­kin fest. Plans are be­gin­ning to form for an even bet­ter one!

The next Craigmyle His­toric So­ci­ety meet­ing will be held on Mon­day, Septem­ber 26 at 7:00 pm in the church base­ment. All in­ter­ested per­sons are in­vited to at­tend.

An ex­cit­ing piece of news is the ar­rival of a new fam­ily in Craigmyle. Erik and Joy Bjorn have moved from the USA and taken up res­i­dence in our small ham­let. They have been min­gling with the lo­cals at dis­trict events and our com­mu­nity is so pleased to wel­come them.

Ken and Bev Rees were the hosts for a bee­hive of fam­ily ac­tiv­ity this past week­end when their son, Mike, and grand­son, Ry­lan, ar­rived from Texas for a few days visit. Many other fam­ily mem­bers, not quite so dis­tant, took the op­por­tu­nity to catch up with Mike and en­joy Ken and Bev’s hos­pi­tal­ity and great food.

I am sad­dened to re­port the re­cent pass­ing of Lu­cille Nor­lie of Cal­gary. Lu­cille grew up north of Craigmyle and re­ceived her ed­u­ca­tion at the Craigmyle and Delia Schools. After tak­ing a busi­ness course, Lu­cille moved to On­tario where she lived for many years be­fore re­turn­ing to Al­berta. Sin­cere con­do­lences go out to Lu­cille’s sis­ters Jean Sten­house and Melba Fabick; her brother Chuck Nor­lie; lo­cal cousins Larry and Jim Nor­lie and Art Bergman and all their fam­i­lies.

The Delia Li­brary has some in­ter­est­ing pro­grams for Septem­ber. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about any of the fol­low­ing ex­cit­ing events call the li­brary at 403364-3777.

The TREX Art Ex­hi­bi­tion is hap­pen­ing at the li­brary dur­ing reg­u­lar hours un­til Septem­ber 23. Drop by and view this in­ter­est­ing ex­hibit of pic­tures.

Jazzer­cise will be held on Mon­day and Wed­nes­day eve- nings 7:00-8:00 pm.

Leapfrog and Tad­pole Preschool Story-time will be held on Septem­ber 20 and 27 at 11:15 am – 12:00 pm.

Book Bites Adult Read­ing Club is on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 28, 6:30-7:30 pm

Birth­day Greet­ings go out to Bar­ney Ir­win and Greg Shep- pard both shar­ing Septem­ber 16; Dawn Hanson and Don West shar­ing Septem­ber 18; Sean Olm­stead on Septem­ber 19; and Grant Hunter and Con­nie West shar­ing Septem­ber 20. Happy An­niver­sary to Vern and Dawn Hanson on Au­gust 21. Have a Great Day!

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