Right around the corner is the Craigmyle February pancake breakfast. All folk from Craigmyle and hinterland are welcome to come out to the Craigmyle Church basement this Sunday, February 5 from 9:00-11:00 am to enjoy great food and socialization.
Last week`s Craigmyle Historic Society meeting addressed a number of issues facing the organization.
A letter of resignation was received from treasurer Bev Rees. Linda Norlie offered to accept the position of treasurer and will begin training under former treasurer Bev Rees effective February 1. The CHS expressed gratitude to Linda for assuming the position while expressing thanks to Bev and regret that it is necessary for her to give up the position she has so competently held since 2008.
The CHS is seeking volunteers for a number of tasks. Willing volunteers can take on responsibilities even though they may not be able to attend regular meetings. If any good reader feels they can take on one of the following duties, please call Susan Rees (665-2270) or Bev Bergman (6652492) and volunteer your talents.
Pancake Breakfast volunteers: two volunteer people are needed to be part of the team that manages the pancake breakfast. Currently it takes 4 volunteers to manage the breakfast. The CHS will soon be short one volunteer – two more would provide four volunteers and a spare in case one worker is not available.
Gift basket creator: Gift baskets have been a fundraiser for the CHS for the past few years. If someone has that wonderful aptitude to turn “bargain” items into a delightful gift basket, the CHS would welcome your flair.
Rummage Sale organizer: The CHS has volunteered at the Hanna Hospital Auxiliary Women’s bi-annual rummage sale for a number of years. This is something the CHS does for the betterment of the Hanna Hospital and Long Term Care Center – there is no monetary gain for the CHS. Currently, the CHS is looking for two people who would be willing to help with the organizing of the tables the CHS manages. This would involve phone calls; arranging schedules and being available to contribute some work time at the rummage sale.
Other business discussed at the CHS meeting was the upcoming 4-H concession; the investigation of applying for fundraising through working at a casino; the deteriorating exterior of the Historic Church; replacement of resilient flooring in the church basement; possible restructure of church basement steps. Investigation is ongoing for these projects.
Community sympathy is extended to Elaine Panter on the sudden passing of her husband, Howard. Condolences also go out to Jo Anne Faechner; Lloyd and Cherylle Faechner; Leona and Dean Kennedy and their extended families. A beautiful service, with family and friends present, was held for Howard at the Craigmyle Church this past Saturday. One amusing story that surfaced was a reflection on the teacher shortage that was one result of World War II. When Howard was attending the country school of River Bend, SK his older sister, who was just out of high school, was assigned the job of teacher due to the severe shortage of teachers. For Howard she became the “mean” teacher and she admitted that she had likely been harder on Howard than the other students. I had the great privilege of meeting the “mean” teacher and she is a delightful lady. Despite the sad occasion, it was wonderful to see the Faechner family “home” once again.
Birthday greetings go out to Jarrid Stern on February 9; Allan Pfiefer on February 6; Alec Bramfield on February 7 and Martha Pfiefer on February 8. Happy Anniversary to Ken and Bev Rees on February 8. Have a great day!