Board members of the Dalum Community Hall Association met last Wednesday to deal with the routine business of the association and to schedule some of the maintenance projects which are planned for this summer. Among the jobs discussed were repairs and upgrades required at the Centennial Park where the camp kitchen and picnic tables are showing the effects of time and weather in the fifty years since the park was created in honour of Canada’s hundredth anniversary. Other items on that “to do” list include repairs to some of the playground equipment and an evaluation of the condition of the outhouses. A date was set for the next community grass cutting and that will be next Monday evening, June 26, beginning at about 7:00 pm.
A lively bunch of friends of Shayla Sandum gathered at the community hall last Saturday to wish her well with a party in advance of her July 1 wedding to Drew Tolman. In the afternoon a ball game between the bridesmaids and the “old” maids ended in victory for the more experienced players and that was followed with a barbecue supper with more fun and socializing in the evening. Karen McMillan sends a reminder that she and Lynne Petersen are in charge of the community gift list for Shayla and Drew.
Another note from Karen McMillan is notice that there will be a baby shower in honour of the newly arrived Ali Marie Doyle, daughter of Travis and Jenny (n. Pallesen) Doyle, to be held at the McMillan home on Sunday, July 16. The party will begin at about 1:00 pm when guests will be able to meet and greet this precious parcel.
Gunnar Mortensen has begun another season in his role as a tour guide for Danish vacationers who visit our area as part of an agricultural tour of southern Alberta. A feed lot in the Strathmore area, The Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller and a look at the farms and countryside in the Dalum area keep Gunnar and the group occupied for two days before the visitors move on to see more of our province. Gunnar expects there may be as many as four of these groups visiting this summer.
Rita Pallesen and the members of the Friendship Club would be happy to receive any Co-Op till tapes and other transaction receipts which you may have to offer before the end of June. There will be another collection at the end of the year and Rita comments that this program which the Drumheller Co-Op sponsors is a great help to providing funding for the charitable work which the ladies do.
There are seemingly endless opportunities to win homes, cars and other prizes sponsored by large organizations like hospital foundations in the larger cities but smaller centers can compete for those dollars with unique ideas and recently I have heard of two very interesting fundraisers. The Delia Sports Association offered 475 tickets at $20.00 each for a chance to win four Blue Jays game tickets, return flights for four to Toronto and accommodations at the Marriot Hotel in Rogers Centre; the tickets sold out quickly. Another interesting raffle idea is the Big Ball Bounce which is being promoted by the Drumheller Rotary Club and which offers a $5000.00 prize to the person whose name appears on one of as many as 2000 balls which will be rolled down Center Street between Riverside Pharmacy and Sublime Restaurant on Saturday, August 5. Tickets for this fundraiser sell for $10.00 and are available from Rotary members; sounds like a fun way to draw a winner!
You may continue to call Gerald Rasmussen at 403-8232036 with your news items or, e-mail to germar70@magtech. ca.