Hand Hills Grapevine

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Hello Hand Hills…It is look­ing and feel­ing a lot like win­ter again. Snow is pil­ing up but ap­par­ently not for long. Warmer weather is on the way. Hope so, as the peo­ple calv­ing could sure use the break. Doesn’t Spring­ing ahead with our clock mean Spring!!!

We took in the Peake Bull Sale last Mon­day and they had a good bunch of Bulls for Sale. A lot of pa­per work, man­age­ment and good ge­net­ics go a long way to make a good sale. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Peakes. It is a real Fam­ily Af­fair. The home­made pies, made by the fam­ily, were a hit. Lots of good so­cial­iz­ing over a Steak Sup­per hap­pened after the sale as well!

We also took in the LLB Bull Sale at Ersk­ine on Satur­day. We have been buy­ing bulls from the Lee and Laura Browns for about 15 years and they never seem to dis­ap­point us. They re­ally stand be­hind their bulls. This year they had the sale in­side a new barn fa­cil­ity that was top notch. Con­grat­u­la­tions on your new barn, you have worked hard for it as they have been hav­ing sales for 31 years in a small Quon­set type build­ing. Great day!

One more Bull Sale that we will be at­tend­ing is the Shiloh Cat­tle Com­pany Sale on March 25, right here in the Hills. Come see a great bunch of Bulls and min­gle with the neigh­bors. The Mor­tons know how to put on a great sale!

Satur­day March 25 the Delia Fig­ure Skat­ing Club will be hav­ing their An­nual Ice Car­ni­val be­gin­ning at 10:30. This prom­ises to be a great day of skat­ing with a bunch of ex­cited kids look­ing for­ward to show­cas­ing what they have learned. Plan to at­tend this event.

If you are look­ing for some ex­cit­ing hockey then it is the Ban­tam Provin­cials that you want to take in. They are hap­pen­ing this week­end, March 16-19. Be sure to look for # 17, on de­fense, as that is our own Bran­don Gal­ster. Grandma Jean Keay will be there cheer­ing for her Grand­son Bren­dan Roncin and Butch and Nola Moench has their Grand­son Carter play­ing as well. Go Hanna Go.

The Char­ity Sale on the 10th of March was a real suc­cess. STARS and Kid­sport will reap the ben­e­fits as $4,500.00 was raised. The bak­ing was the big­gest seller again this year and if there was some­thing that wasn’t sell­ing then cook­ies or buns were added to the pile and it sold like hot­cakes. Or Dave Shields just looked at Dianne Quaschnick and it was sold. Vern and Cather­ine Thuroo, John Rew and Glenn Bene­dict were the top buy­ers. The Rosin kids were the ones that put the most into this sale. These kids baked prob­a­bly 10 dozen cup­cakes, dec­o­rated them up and packed them up for sale. I said to Melissa that she sure had been busy with the kids and all that bak­ing and she told me that the kids did it all them­selves but did leave the mess to her. Way to go Lena, Ciana, Laim and Mairi. The cup­cakes sold in pack­ages of 6 and 5 of them sold for 35 dol­lars each. Dave kept the evening en­ter­tain­ing and Vern Thuroo and Kevin Gir­letz were the tar­gets of many jokes and jabs.

The Park­ing for the Stam­pede was the first to be put up for bids at the Char­ity Sale. Although con­tro­ver­sial, ev­ery­one at the sale was pleased with the re­sults. The ten lots av­er­aged $230. One cou­ple from Milo/Vul­can, drove all the way to the Hills to se­cure a site. They also bought two trays of cin­na­mon buns all at the prompt­ing of Dave stat­ing that one will never make it home so buy two. They paid 120 for the two trays. Here is what we re­ceived from this cou­ple in their 80’s upon their re­turn home. “We, Pete & Shan­non Sil­ber­nagel of the Milo/Vul­can area would like to let your com­mu­nity know that the cin­na­mon buns that we bought at your auc­tion were well worth the $5.00 per bun. Some­one is a very good cook. We were also able to pur­chase a camp­ing space at your auc­tion. As we are not able to walk very far, we can now at­tend the rodeo which we have at­tended for over 50 years.” Thanks to all the peo­ple who pur­chased a site for the 2017 Stam­pede. John Rew and his never end­ing sup­port of our com­mu­nity bought two camp­ing sites and do­nated one of them back to the Club with the pro­ceeds from it go­ing to the Char­ity Sale. Thanks John!

Till next week….Go Hanna Ban­tam Colts Go!

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