The Grey Cup game resulted in a loss for Calgary and a victory celebration in Ottawa where fans had waited forty years for another championship. With that behind us and the calendar page about to turn to December, the rush toward Christmas has begun. Those getting busy with preparations include the many volunteers who help The Salvation Army with the Food Bank program and the Christmas Kettle campaign. Gary Toft is once again the volunteer coordinator for the food bank program and he had a crew sorting donated items last Monday, after bags upon bags of groceries had been gathered during the recent “red bag” evening which took place in Drumheller. “Kettle” Volunteers are needed for many times and locations during the Christmas season so anyone wishing to help is encouraged to call The Salvation Army at 403-823-2215.
Among the pre-Christmas activities is the annual Tree of Hope ceremony which will take place at the hospital in Drumheller on December 11. This event has taken place annually for several years and is both a memorial to those loved ones who have passed away and a fundraiser for the Palliative Care Program at the health care centre. Those wishing to support and participate in the event may sponsor pink or teal colored bulbs which decorate a Christmas tree located at the facility. For more information you may call Linda Ames of the Drumheller Area Health Care Foundation at 403-820-7890.
A recent note from Edith Woods, younger sister to the late Harry Jacobsen, informs me that former Dalum girl, Trish ( Jacobsen) Wentzel, is recovering from a rather major surgery. Get well wishes go out to Trish with the hope that she will soon be at home again, in Hanna.
Even with ice covering the local ponds there are still some geese to be seen in the area. There are also great numbers of hawks doing their best to reduce the mouse population but I suspect that the arrival of the first major snow fall will be the signal which sends these stragglers south for the winter.
Birthday greetings this week go out to Dale Andersen and Brian Boe who are responsible for burning quite a few candles and that causes me to wonder what the NDP environmental watch dogs might have to say about that nonrenewable energy source. Perhaps Brian and Dale are more concerned about their own “non-renewable” energy levels; best wishes, guys.
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