It is a wonderful thing to watch a cohesive community group in action. For a number of years, the Craigmyle Historic Society has taken on the responsibility of the older children’s clothing section of the twice annual Hanna Ladies Hospital Auxiliary Rummage Sale. Two faithful members of the CHS have taken on the responsibility of organizing CHS workers for this event. This year neither of these two members was available to work at the event. Despite that, the CHS team forged ahead and pulled off their responsibilities better than they ever have, utilizing and appreciating the volunteer efforts of a number of non-members. Just proof positive that the responsible members of the CHS may respect their leaders, but really do not need them! What a great organization to be part of!
The Hanna Rummage Sale was a bustle of sorting, washing and organizing on Thursday and Friday in preparation for the onslaught of eager shoppers on Saturday. The Ladies Auxiliary is to be commended for the contributions they have made and continue to make to the Hanna Hospital and Hanna Long Term Care Center. However, this group is diminishing in membership largely due to the fact that original members are succumbing to that inevitable infliction called “old age.” This group is looking for new members with new ideas. If any faithful readers are interested in contributing to or have questions about the Hanna Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, please call Gloria Hutton at 854-2417. The work this group does in this community is invaluable!
Do not forget about the next pancake breakfast coming up this Sunday, May 7 from 9:00-11:00 am in the Craigmyle Church basement. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a fine breakfast at a reasonable price while catching up on the local news.
Tuesday, May 9 is the eve- ning of the annual Craigmyle Historic Meeting (that great organization recognized at the beginning of this column). The meeting will be held in the Craigmyle Church basement beginning at 7:00 pm. All folk interested in becoming part of this community group are encouraged to come out and see if this might be a fit for you (promise: you will not be asked to take an office). Following the annual meeting, a regular CHS meeting will take place addressing issues such as the June 1, Hand Hills Beer Garden concession; the June 4 4-H concession; the planned Casino event; resilient flooring issues; and a report on siding restoration. Both meetings should be concluded by 8:30.
Best wishes go out to Colleen Littlechild who is currently a patient in the Hanna Hospital. Colleen, know that your community is on your side and wishing you the very best.
I had the pleasure to witness a most endearing moment this past Friday when I went to the hospital to pay Colleen a long overdue visit. While I was there, Donnette Mammel, who is currently looking after Colleen’s “teacup size” dog, Zoie, came for a visit with Zoie in her carrier. When Donnette and the carrier first entered the room there was quite a bit of chatter going on and Colleen did not realize that her most cherished friend was there. At this point, Colleen joined in the conversation and Zoie heard her friend’s voice. Now, the previously silent Zoie began a soft and plaintive whine. Donnette took Zoie out of the carrier; Zoie spotted Colleen and all three pounds of her became a running in the air, wriggling ball of fur trying to escape Donette’s clutches. Donnette set her on the foot of Colleen’s bed; she immediately bounded up to her friend’s face; licked and danced around for awhile; then settled down on Colleen’s chest where she lay very peacefully and appreciatively for the duration of her visit. Thank you, Donnette, for this visit which was such a special moment for both Zoie and Colleen. I feel so privileged to have witnessed it.
Birthday Greetings go out to Mike Meyer on May 6; Heather Stern on May 7 and Mark Hunter on May 10, Have a great day!