Nacmine undeterred by breakfast break-in
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.tipsubmit.com.
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.