Craigmyle Car­di­nal

The Drumheller Mail - - CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY - 403-665-2492

The or­ga­niz­ers of the 2015 Craigmyle Cen­ten­nial event met this past week un­der the um­brella of the Craigmyle Her­itage Foun­da­tion for the last time. The or­ga­ni­za­tion, formed specif­i­cally to man­age the writ­ing of the his­tory book, the con­struc­tion of the Cen­ten­nial Park and the plan­ning and im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion, of­fi­cially dis­banded. It was the con­sen­sus of the group that there was no longer a pur­pose for the CHF in this com­mu­nity. Monies re­main­ing were dis­bursed to lo­cal not-for­profit groups, with a cer­tain amount des­ig­nated to be set aside for the con­struc­tion of a new “Wel­come to Craigmyle” sign. There was a cer­tain melan­choly when the group parted as this con­tin­gent of lo­cal folk had har­mo­niously worked so hard side by side for over three years.

The Can­dle­light Christ­mas ser­vice at the Craigmyle His­toric Church this past Sun­day evening was well at­tended. A good num­ber of lo­cal folk par­tic­i­pated in the ser­vice by read­ing scrip­ture, giv­ing ad­vent can­dle read­ings, light­ing can­dles and, per­haps most ap­pre­ci­ated, pro­vid­ing a va­ri­ety of mu­si­cal se­lec­tions. Af­ter the ser­vice, re­fresh­ments and vis­it­ing fol­lowed in the church base­ment. Many at­ten­dees made a point of seek­ing out par­tic­i­pants as well as CHS mem­bers to com­ment on the splen­dour of this ser­vice.

The “Cof­fee Break” held in the church base­ment on Tues­day and Thurs­day morn­ings will take a short sab­bat­i­cal between Christ­mas and New Year’s. There will be no cof­fee time on De­cem­ber 27 and 29, but all are in­vited back to this pop­u­lar event re­sum­ing on Jan­uary 3 of the New Year.

Those of you who are host­ing out of area folk dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son or are do­ing some­thing out of the or­di­nary your­selves are asked to call me with your in­for­ma­tion, if you wish, so I can share it with the com­mu­nity at large.

Birth­day greet­ings go out to Patti Bur­rows on De­cem­ber 23; Sheri Alderdice on De­cem­ber 26; and Jus­tine John­son and Mur­ray Mar­shall both shar­ing De­cem­ber 27. Happy An­niver­sary to Ge­orge and Belva Maetche on De­cem­ber 26 and to Bud and Rhonda Munns on De­cem­ber 29. Have a great day!

To all a Merry Christ­mas and a Happy New Year!

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