Rumsey & District Register
I hope everyone enjoyed the Canada Day celebrations on the long weekend and were able to take in some fireworks display somewhere because they were pretty spectacular everywhere. It was wonderful to be able to celebrate our country’s 150th anniversary this year in various towns around our community.
We attended Drew and Shayla Tolman’s wedding on July 1. He sure got a lot of teasing about picking the easiest date to remember his anniversary but I believe the date had bigger significance as it was Shayla’s grandfathers 85th birthday and the wedding was held in his beautiful, immaculate yard. It was a wonderful day with Bob and Joann Tolman and Lee and Lori Sandum along with many friends and family in attendance to witness the happy union.
Kennady and Justin Anderson also tied the knot this past weekend, with parents Melanie and Randy Gridley and Karen Anderson, enjoying the beautiful, hot weather out on the farm then later in the Rumsey Hall. Congratulations to both couples as they start their new lives together.
There was good news within our community as well with the arrival of Ellery Lois Kiemele, a third beautiful daughter for Lee and Logan Kiemele on June 25. Taya and Brin are very happy with their new sister, I think Lee is hoping for more sleep! All is well at the Kiemele ranch these days.
This weekend is the Ag Society’s Sports days starting on Friday night with the first of slowpitch games. There will also be a Friday night movie in the hall for all young (and old) who enjoy a good cartoon. I suggest that everyone bring pillows or something comfort- able so they can settle down on the dance floor and watch the movie in leisure. We will have snacks and treats for sale but the movie is free so come on in; it will start at 9:00 after the second game. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a pancake breakfast from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. then the concession, served by the 2018 Morrin grad class as a fundraiser, will take over your food needs until 5:00 each day. They will also be serving food during the dance for those who like to eat during the midnight hours. Country Caterers will be serving a roast beef supper on Saturday night from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. open to everyone in the community. The games will continue all Saturday and Sunday with play-offs on Sunday afternoon. The Ag Society will have the rink open all weekend with equipment to play basketball and floor hockey so if you need to escape the heat come on indoors for a while. Camping is free for everyone, we just ask that everyone use respect for fellow campers by parking considerately. I know that everyone likes to “circle the wagons” but that takes a lot of space so please consider parking your trailers side by side. There will be dumpsters and recycling bins available around the grounds to make it easy to keep your campsites clean. We won’t bug you much during the weekend but by Sunday we ask you to clean up and take your garbage to the dumpsters before leaving since we are all volunteers and working hard already. It will be a fun weekend and hopefully not rain 4 inches like last year!
The S.T.A.R.S ride is just a month away, set for August 13, so get your pledge sheets from Ernie Goddard or Mary Newton to start collecting pledges for such a great cause. Have a giggle and a great week:
A second grader came home from school and said to her mother, “Mom, guess what? We learned how to make babies today.”
The mother, more than a little surprised, asked fearfully, “That’s interesting. How do you make babies?”
“It’s simple,” replied the girl. “You just change ‘y’ to ‘i’ and add ‘es’.