Verdant Valley Eye Opener
An active weekend for a lot of people. On Saturday, June 24 the family of Vi Adie held a birthday party in celebration of her 80th birthday at the Munson Hall. Lots of visiting with family and friends from as far away as Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Didsbury, Coronation, Rimbey and Vi’s brother and wife, Bob and Carrol Howard from Peers, Alberta. Good time was had by all.
Saturday evening Fred and Gerri Shadlock attended the concert of Rex Allen Junior at the Torrington 150 year celebration held that day. He is a good entertainer and they enjoyed the great music. They were joined for the evening by Gerri’s brother and wife Larry and Gail Mortimer.
On Sunday the Knox United Church held their third annual fundraiser. It was hosted by the McDougald family and included an afternoon of activity for young and older climaxed by the barbecue beef supper and live and silent auction. At least 120 people enjoyed the activities including one guest from the Yukon. A very successful event.
The Verdant Valley Community Center is busy these days with family reunions and on Saturday evening a wedding dance for a couple whose families are from Brooks and Rocky Mountain House and wanted someplace in between to hold their dance.
A meeting of the Chore (Heavy) Horse Competition committees was held at the Community Center making final plans for the event on July 29. Watch the Drumheller Mail coming events for more information on this. Last year the competition was attended by 300 people and was a great success.
Belated birthday greetings to Doug Wilson on June 24, and Matthew McDougald on June 26. Happy birthday this week to Bert Dekeyser and Greg Polzin on June 29, Danny Main on June 30, Amanda Hemming on July 1, Courtney Leonhardt on July 2 and Neil Duncalf on July 5. Happy birthday next week to Shawni Jo James on July 6, Bob Thomas and Avril Wilson on July 8, Matthew Duncalf on July 9, Andi Lynn Calon and Rob Lehne on July 10 and Bobbylee Thomas, Barb Calon and Dani Dooley on July 11.
Best wishes on your wedding anniversary last week to Kevin and Christina Kuvaja, this week to Tim and Marg Ewing on June 29, and Lionel and Robin Duncalf on July 1 and next week to Ryan and Jody Poland on July 8 and Greg and Shelly (Keirle) Polzin on July 10.
Have a great day on July 1 at the parade and celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.