Congratulations to Craigmyle’s Spencer Mammel, who is the proud recipient of a Bronze Medal for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an international program founded by H.R.H. Prince Philip in 1956. The award came to Canada in 1963 and was established in Alberta in 1976. It is a youth awards program that has expanded to 144 nations. To obtain a Bronze award, Spencer had to do a minimum of three months activity for each of the volunteering, physical and skills sections, as well as plan, train for and do a two day and one night expedition. The work involved to complete the Bronze program is designed to take a minimum of six months. Spencer was presented with his award at a ceremony on May 8 at the Badlands Community Facility in Drumheller. Congratulations, Spencer, you are another young person who has made your community proud!
The annual meeting of the Craigmyle Historic Society saw a number of changes to executive and directors. Bev Bergman and Susan Rees remain as Chairperson and Secretary, respectively. Treasurer is Linda Norlie, replacing Bev Rees. Also new are directors Janice Hoover and Erik Bjorn.
The 2016 financial statement was reviewed, with some errors noted. Bev and Linda will contact the auditor to clarify noted errors. The application for working at a casino has been received and approved.
At the regular CHS meeting plans were put in place for the 4-H Concession to be held on Monday, June 5 in Delia. This event, which is the Drumheller District 4-H beef show and sale, is an event you just might want to take in. Not only will you have the opportunity to purchase a top quality beef, you can also enjoy a great lunch including Mabel’s much sought after rhubarb pie (as well as lemon, apple and others).
Please note that there will be no pancake breakfasts in June, July and August. Stay tuned to this column for potential fall breakfasts.
There have been several folk besides CHS members who have answered the call to be pumpkin growers. This year’s pumpkin fest promises to be bigger and better than ever, with several novelty pumpkins in the works. The good feature about having pumpkins grown over a larger area is that the risk of failure in one area is minimized by potential success in another area. (e.g. a hail storm can do a real number on a pumpkin patch!)
Long time Craigmyle resident, Betty Olmstead, has officially taken up residence in Drumheller. Two nights before Betty’s official move, she was lured to a friend’s home for a social time. It turned out to be a short social time, as she was soon lured back to her home. Upon arriving home she was surprised by 10 family members enjoying themselves while sitting on packing cartons as they shared a delicious “last dinner at home” brought in by Betty’s daughter, Heather. Your community wishes you all the best in your new home, Betty.
The Craigmyle community also welcomes the new young family who will be taking up residence in Betty’s former home.
Betty may no longer be living next door to the church, but the Craigmyle Coffee Break will continue with the help of other community volunteers. The Coffee Break, which was Betty’s brainchild, began a number of years ago and has been a very successful and much enjoyed event under Betty’s faithful manage- ment. All are invited to come out to this twice weekly social time taking place Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the church basement. Betty promises she will be back to visit at coffee time whenever she can.
Also moving from our community is Colleen Littlechild who has recently taken up residence in the Hanna Lodge. Colleen invites her Craigmyle friends to pay her a visit whenever they can. She also expresses sincere gratitude to those faithful friends who helped her through this most stressful and difficult time. Enjoy your new home, Colleen.
Birthday Greetings go out to Makayla Maksymchuk and Ken Strellioff both sharing May 30 and Mary HeathersUpshaw on May 31. Happy Anniversary to Bill and Mary Anne Rees on May 31. Have a great day!