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!