Nacmine un­de­terred by break­fast break-in

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Krystin McHugh

On Fri­day night, Septem­ber 16, 2016 the Nacmine Com­mu­nity Hall was bro­ken into, ac­cord­ing to Nacmine Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion head Jim Decore, and they got away with a free meal.

How­ever, the com­mu­nity sprang into ac­tion and came out to sup­port the as­so­ci­a­tion after be­ing struck by the thieves.

Decore said he came in at 2:00 pm to start to set up for Sun­day's break­fast. When he opened the door he saw that the pad­lock from the side door was lay­ing in the mid­dle of the floor. Next he went to the kitchen and there were more pad­locks on the floor. When he opened the fridge he re­al­ized all the ba­con, sausage, ham, cheese, and pas­tries were miss­ing. The eggs were left and a frozen turkey was left in the freezer.

Ar­lene Hunter laughed, “It must have been young peo­ple who didn't know how to cook a turkey.”

This was no laugh­ing mat­ter. Ac­cord­ing to Decore there was in the neigh­bor­hood of $700 worth of food miss­ing and money was needed from the as­so­ci­a­tion's gen­eral fund to re­place the food for the break­fast.

Cindy Thomas posted a re­port of the in­ci­dent on so­cial me­dia and says she was sur­prised at the re­sponse. There was a large turnout for the pan­cake break­fast Sun­day morn­ing.

“They re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate all the con­cerns and do­na­tions.” Ar­lene Hunter said.

Re­cently, with help from the Town, the Nacmine As­so­ci­a­tion used money from their gen­eral fund to up­grade the Nacmine play­ground. The town built a park­ing lot and

Ta­nis Con­crete In­dus­tries do­nated the ce­ment blocks sep­a­rat­ing the park­ing and the play­ground. The as­so­ci­a­tion bought and put in new trees, adding shade for kids play­ing in the play space. To add ex­tra curb ap­peal, the as­so­ci­a­tion paid for and painted the ce­ment blocks, mak­ing them look like big Lego blocks.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion about the breakin please con­tact the Drumheller RCMP at (403) 823-2630. If you want to re­main anony­mous, you can con­tact Crime Stop­pers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by In­ter­net at www.tip­sub­

mailphoto by Krystin McHugh

When vol­un­teers for Nacmine's monthly pan­cake break­fast showed up last Satur­day, they found locks bro­ken and sup­plies miss­ing. Word spread of their mis­for­tunes. The break­fast re­ceived great sup­port from the com­mu­nity on Sun­day morn­ing. Jim Decore was busy serv­ing up break­fast.

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