Wanted! Young people from ages 3 - 93! The Craigmyle Historic Society would like to present this year’s Christmas candlelight service in the form of a Christmas pageant. Folks are needed to participate in this project. Good readers, if you know of anyone from inside or outside the community who would like to contribute to this project, please call Bev at 403-665-2492. Participants will likely have only one “rehearsal” time prior to the service which will be determined by the availability of the majority of participants. The pageant is scheduled for Sunday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Craigmyle Church.
The next major event happening in Craigmyle is the November pancake breakfast scheduled for Sunday, November 6 from 9:00-11:00 am in the church basement. Come out and enjoy a bountiful breakfast at a reasonable price while you catch up with your friends and neighbours.
Needlework and handicraft time will be resuming weekly on Tuesday mornings at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm in the church basement beginning on November 8. All are invited to come by with their favorite project, work on it during this time while sharing their techniques with other participants. There is no fee for this event.
If you are looking for ways to help your community, the Craigmyle Historic Society can steer you in that direction.
Thursday, November 3 is the date planned for the church annex and sanctuary cleanup starting at 11:00 am. Come by, admire the beautifully refinished annex floor and lend a hand for whatever time you can spare.
Set up for the November 20 turkey supper will take place on Thursday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. Again, volunteers are encouraged to help out.
Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m. is the time set for the preparation of the food for the November 20 turkey supper. All available volunteers are welcomed to help peel potatoes, carrots, and turnips as well as help with other tasks.
The next Historic Society meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the church basement. All are welcome to attend.
The Historic Society is pleased to be partnering with Stage Hanna and the Hanna Museum to produce a unique drama project in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Stay tuned for further information regarding this exciting project which intends to bring Craigmyle history alive on stage.
Another event coming up quickly is the Craigmyle Ladies Christmas Party scheduled for Friday, December 2. This no charge event, sponsored by the Craigmyle Church Women, is open to ladies from inside and outside our community. Guests are asked to bring a wrapped gift for the gift exchange. The evening begins with a supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by a program. If last year’s party was any indication of what is to come, laughter and good humour will definitely abound again. It is imperative that anyone wishing to attend contact either Betty at 403-665-2247 or Bev at 403-665-2492 by Friday, November 25 (preferably before). As food needs to be prepared, the Craigmyle Church Women need to know how many people will be attending.
Congratulations go out this week to Dave and Sue Eggins, first time grandparents to an 8 lb 1 oz bouncing baby boy, Hunter John Hoberg. Hunter was born to proud parents Shaelyn Eggins and Lonny Hoberg on October 22 at the Provost Hospital. Dave expressed how impressed he was with the excellent care mom and baby received, as well as the sensitivity extended to the new Dad and the grandparents.
I am saddened to report the recent and sudden passing of James Faechner of Red Deer. James and his siblings grew up on the family farm north of Craigmyle receiving their education at the Craigmyle School and later at the Delia School. Sympathies go out to James’ wife Judy and their family; brother Lloyd (Cherryle) Faechner and sisters Elaine (Howard) Panter and Leonna (Dean) Kennedy and their extended families. Losing a life-long partner and a brother is never easy.
Happy Birthday to Elaine Panter on November 4 and Happy Anniversary to Marc and Diane Gregoire on November 8.
Have a great day!