Carey Taubert Linda Moczulski
Sue Harms attended her 50th high school reunion on May 6. Sue was a member of the first graduating class from Bishop Grandin High School in Calgary. After gathering at the school for a tour and activities, the group of graduates proceeded to Heritage Park for an evening of food and visiting. Much fun was had and it was great to see so many faces from the past.
The Sundowners held their regular supper meeting on May 16. Business discussed included our grant from Community Enhancement which has been received and much appreciated. Repair and cleanup of the basement is now completed. Thanks to Pastor Dan for figuring out our sound system for us so we can now use it. Upcoming business included the planning of the Seniors week supper on June 8, the coffee and craft show and sale after the parade, and the possibility of a float in the parade. Thanks to everyone who helped with the clean up…. the centre looks and smells great.
Congratulations to Kevin Finkbiner (grandson of Ken & Frances Williams and son of Candace Williams) who graduated from DVSS on May 13. Candace hosted a family BBQ between ceremonies. Best wishes to you Kevin!
Garrett Fandry and Alex Treacy spent May 13-19 on the Crowther Memorial Junior High Eastern Canada trip. Highlights included a Blue Jays game, a tour through the Hockey Hall of Fame, and the CN Tower in Toronto. They spent two days in Ottawa where they toured Parliament and were able to sit in on Question Period and see how our government is in action. They took a bike tour around the Rideau Canal and took in the Tulip Festival at Dow Park. They also toured the War Museum, which always seems to be a favourite of all the students who go on this trip. Then it was onto Montreal and Quebec City. A favourite was defiantly the “Sugar Shack” maple syrup farm. They toured the Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, and spent a day touring and taking in the sites of Old Quebec City. There were many more stops too lengthy to mention, but they definitely had an amazing experience!
Please mark your calendars the Hussar 4H Show and Sale is on Sunday, May 28. The Show starts at 10 am with the sale to follow at 3 pm. There will be 45 project steers and 1 fundraiser steer for sale this year. The fundraiser steer proceeds will be donated to the Wheatland Crossing School playground project. Beef on a bun supper at 4:30 pm. Everyone welcome. 4-H is celebrating its 100th Anniversary so please come support your local 4-H kids!
For 57 years, Hussar 4H Club has involved kids in a century worth of experience that builds their skills as cattlemen and women, community leaders, public speakers, and volunteers. This year is no exception and we are lucky to have so many kids from so many communities. In the past, our success has been thanks to the incredible support we always receive from our local businesses, friends and neighbours. This economy forces us to be realistic, and we want to do our best to showcase your support. By all means, split calf purchases between businesses, cost share or do whatever works for you. Your advertising dollars are well spent at the Hussar 4H Show and Sale, and we will make sure they go as far as possible for you. We look forward to continuing the tradition and sharing how we can all give back to the community. Your name as a buyer will be mentioned throughout the sale and also in Strathmore, Drumheller, Brooks and Bassano newspapers. Make sure to stop by and ask all our members about their projects, they’ll be happy to answer your questions.
Join us again for something fun this Show and Sale called “The Fan Favourite”. You Be The Judge! We all have our favorite calves we think should place well on show day, and so we want your opinion! Following the very last class and the announcement of the Grand Champion, we will go to the polls to see what the audience thinks. Your name will be entered into a draw, and the Fan Favourite calf will also win a prize to be given during the Awards Ceremony June 29.
The Heifer Club will not be able to showcase their project this year at the show and sale. We welcome you to join us at the Calgary Stockyards on May 5 to see this dedicated group.
Reese Taubert, Eric Sandum and Lane Adamcewicz participated in the Agriculture Career Pathways Tour which was offered across the Golden Hills School Division on May 18. The students visited Lethbridge Community College and the University of Lethbridge. They were involved in a series of sessions at both facilities which gave the students a sampling of what is offered.
Shane, Carla and Jordan Fandry spent the weekend of May 20 at Leroy and Darlene’s home. They were here from Houston to help celebrate Leroy’s birthday a few weeks early. Scott and Monica and family also were at the farm to help celebrate.
2nd Ave was busy on Saturday May 20 and into the night with neighbours hosting a block party. Street hockey began at 2 pm starting with kids against kids. Which shortly followed with kids against dads. At one point there were about 20 players (kids and adults) out on the street. The kids took a break from hockey (more so for the dads to catch their breath) and enjoyed a slip and slide. A barbecue followed shorty after, and with full tummies, it was back to playing more street hockey. They ended the night with a fire, marshmallows and smores!
Dianne and Art Taubert and Kristen Anderson attended the Watt family potluck supper at the Dorothy community hall on Sat May 20. Koren & kids were camping there with many of the Watt cousins.
Pam Collett and friends attended the 80’s Dance Party at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino on Saturday, May 20 to celebrate her birthday. The band was Uptown780 who were just excellent!
The Treacy family had great weather for their branding on May 20. Many neighbours were there to help.
Come out to cheer for the local Midget baseball team on Wednesday, May 24 at the Hussar ball diamonds. Game time is at 6:30 pm.
There will be a Parent Open House on Thursday, May 25 from 6:30-7:30 pm to see the new Wheatland Crossing school. They are asking that parents wait until this day to allow for students and staff to settle before the tour.
We will be having the AGM for the Historical Society on Monday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sundowners. Everyone is welcome to attend. We are hoping to discuss regular business and also the History Book progress and remaining work to be completed.
Hussar Cemetery Annual Clean Up is on Monday, June 5 at 5 pm. Please bring rakes, shovels, and any tools you have. Many hands make less work.
Congratulations to the Hussar students graduating this upcoming weekend in Strathmore, Bassano and at Wheatland Crossing. A full report will be in the news next week!
For the month of May please forward your news to Carey Taubert or Linda Moczulski.