The Verdant Valley Ag Society met on Tuesday, February 28, at the Community Center with 14 members present. At the recent provincial conference of Alberta Agricultural Societies we won a free one year bronze level membership to the AFAC (Alberta Farm Animal Care) organization. This group organizes and implements excellent workshops and seminars such as Large Animal Emergency Rescue or Women’s Calving Clinics. The membership entitles us to discounts and free resources on the humane handling of farm animals and they offer scholarships for post secondary education. We will be ordering dollies for moving tables and chairs in the Outback Building. Discussion was held on future improvements to our facility. Gerri Shadlock reported on the Rural Crime Watch meeting. The group is seeking a president. The Verdant Valley Ag Society has been asked to host the Region 2 meeting on the Alberta Ag Societies on April 29.
Ron and I got away for a holiday in Arizona last week. The weather was perfect being 87 in Phoenix on Friday when we returned and twenty degrees cooler in eastern and northern Arizona where we stayed at Pine Top Resort. We visited the Painted Desert and the Petrifies Forest and other parks and areas.
Lynn Hemming and Dan Hird were honoured at a retirement party on Fiday, March 10. These two teachers, who started teaching at the same time at the Drumheller Composite High School, both retired this year after thirty some years of teaching. Best wishes to you both on your retirement.
Belated birthday wishes to Tannis James on February 23, Malcolm Hunt on February 25, Eunice Wilson on February 26, Lionel Dincalf, Jason James and Matthew Kuvaja on February 28, Carly Lehne on March 1, Ty Lehn on March 2, Logan James on March 5, Connie Wilson on March 8, Raine McDougald on March 9, David Keirle on March 10 and Hunter Booth on March 15.
Best wishes on your wedding anniversary to Dale and Suzanne Sands on March 10.