Hand Hills Grapevine
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!