Hand Hills Grapevine

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Mar­i­lyn Vre­de­goor 403-665-2473

Hello Hand Hills…we are brown here but re­ports have other ar­eas cov­ered in snow. Looks like we are in for a very cold 10 days! It al­ways seems colder when there is no snow so I guess I am hop­ing for some of the white stuff. Bun­dle up and stay warm. I don’t know how this cold snap is go­ing to af­fect my pussy-wil­lows that are out on the top of my tame tree. What weird weather Mother Na­ture is throw­ing us!

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Lochlann Hardy as he took home two tro­phies from the Drumheller Fish and Wildlife Awards night re­cently. Lochlann, his Dad Kyle and Grand­par­ents, Randy and Sharon Hardy went fish­ing at Carol­side Dam and Lochlann caught a 24 ½” Pike. For this he won the Big­gest Catch & Re­lease Tro­phy and he also won the Ju­nior An­gler of the Year, Catch & Re­lease. Way to Go Lochlann. I think he might be hooked!

The Hand Hills sends our con­do­lences to the Nick Mar­shall fam­ily on his re­cent pass­ing. I think that a lot of peo­ple in the Hills will re­mem­ber Nicks’ Butcher Shop, in Delia and most of us might have even made use of it. Nick, who was 89, will be missed by his fam­ily and friends. The fu­neral is still in the plan­ning stages. Rest in peace Mr. Mar­shall.

Our grand­daugh­ter El­lie-Rae is one of the luck­i­est lit­tle girls. El­lie is in Grade one and as a school project, the kids go to visit the “old folks” ev­ery Mon­day. El­lie is paired with Char­lie Field­ing and for that I say she is lucky. Char­lie and her have hit it off and she is soak­ing up ev­ery­thing he has to say. Char­lie would have a lot to soak up with El­lie as she is a real so­cial but­ter­fly and maybe that is why they are get­ting along so great. He tells her sto­ries and gives her lit­tle me­men­tos that she comes home with and she re­lays the sto­ries to us. So we too get the ben­e­fit. Thanks Char­lie and thanks to J C Charyk for ini­ti­at­ing this learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

There is a Work Bee on Thurs­day at 1:00 pm. Ladies, we need help paint­ing the wain­scott (boards) and guys there is lots for you to help with like tear­ing down a wall, put­ting up ceil­ing tiles and wall tiles. Please plan to come on down and help.

The Char­ity Sale is set to go this Fri­day at 7. Come bid on the do­nated items, do­nate a few items and help sup­port STARS and Kid­sport.

In con­junc­tion with the Char­ity Sale is the much an­tic­i­pated auc­tion of the top ten camp­ing spots for the 2017 101st Stam­pede. This was ini­ti­ated as a way to give every­one a change at these spots, as we re­ceive a lot of com­plaints on the way the park­ing is han­dled. Hope to see you all there as we try some­thing new!

Till next week….vol­un­teer­ing, do­nat­ing to Char­ity and mak­ing things bet­ter in the Hills is on the agenda for this week and ev­ery week for that mat­ter. Life is al­ways busy in the Hills.

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