Coming up right around the corner is the Craigmyle Pancake Breakfast, scheduled for this Sunday, April 2 from 9:00 – 11:00 am. This is a great time to connect with locals before the spring work really starts!
The Craigmyle Historic Society meeting this past week saw a number of business issues addressed. A plan is being formed to meet with David Chalmers of the Chalmers Heritage Conservation Ltd to assess, evaluate and recommend action for dealing with the persistent problem of peeling paint on the church exterior.
As well, plans were finalized for the concession to be held for the Bergman Farm Auction Sale on May 6.
The application for a Casino license has been received and is waiting for acceptance. The CHS has agreed to manage the concession for the Hand Hills Stampede Beer Garden on Friday, June 2, accepting a donation from the Hand Hills for their efforts.
The resilient flooring in the church basement has been lifted, scraped clean and bleached thanks to the efforts of volunteers Erik Bjorn and Susan Rees. Investigation continues to determine what will be the next step.
The date for the annual CHS meeting is May 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm. This meeting will be followed by a regular CHS business meeting.
All interested persons are encouraged to come out to CHS meetings. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and are completed by 8:30. This vital group needs local support if they are to continue their work in this community. If you want further information on the objectives or mandate of this group, contact Susan at 665-2270; Linda at 665-2427 or Bev at 665-2492.
Brent Olmstead has recently returned home from a most enjoyable trip to “the land down under”. Brent, accompanied by daughter Kelsey and brother-in-law Doug Lamson, spent a month visiting with Brent’s daughter, Danielle, and exploring the wonders of Australia. Brent stated that there were so many wonderful experiences, but the coolest thing was likely the snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef where it drops off to meet the Continental Shelf. (OK Brent – did Debi know about this?)
Another highlight was flying to Melbourne to visit the 12 apostles, a collection of limestone stacks off the shore close to Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Over the years, erosion has taken its toll and currently only 8 of the Apostles are left.
Brent and his entourage also enjoyed the wildlife of Australia. Foxbat, Wallaby, Kangaroo, Walking Stick, as well as many other creatures that are foreign to our part of the world. Australia has a claim like Texas: everything is bigger. Brent confirmed that in his observation of mosquitoes (bigger?); bats and other critters familiar to us.
Part of Brent’s trip was spent close to the equator where the group suffered temperatures of 28 -38°C with 95% humidity!
Thanks for sharing your adventures on this trip, Brent. I might have gone with you except for the barrier reef dropping off to the continental shelf; the near equator conditions; and just simply keeping up! Happy to hear that you had a great time!
Birthday greetings go out to Randi Eggins on April 2, Madison Alderdice on April 3 and Edith McDonough on April 5. Happy Anniversary to Wayne and Lorraine DeGiano, who will be celebrating 25 years of wedded bliss on April 4. Have a great day!