Ver­dant Val­ley Eye Opener

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - He­len Leon­hardt 403-823-9823

Vis­i­tors at the home of El­son and Pat McDougald on the July 1st week­end were Pat’s cousin Peggy and her hus­band Wal­ter Al­le­gretto, their daugh­ter El­iz­a­beth and her hus­band Michael Ngan and their four chil­dren from Ed­mon­ton. They all at­tended the pan­cake break­fast and pa­rade. On Sun­day they vis­ited the Tyrrell Mu­seum. On Fri­day evening Peggy’s son Pe­ter Al­le­gretto and wife Jenny and son Rob­bie of Cal­gary joined them for sup­per.

The McDougald fam­ily was very in­volved in the July 1st pa­rade. El­son drove his chuck wagon with four horse hitch of Cly­des­dales dis­play­ing the Ver­dant Val­ley Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety’s con­grat­u­la­tions to Canada’s 150th birth­day ban- ner. De­laney McDougald, Austin, Levi and Heidi Veno were his helpers. Con­nor McDougald drove El­son’s Dad’s re­fur­bished 1951 Chev truck. Gary Collins drove El­son’s re­fur­bished 1939 MMU trac­tor. This trac­tor was pre­vi­ously owned by John Rowe. Brad, Koren and Elli-Anna were on the 4H float while Cam­ryn danced her way around the route with the AMR Dance float. What a busy day for this fam­ily.

Our sym­pa­thy to Fred and Gerri Shad­lock and fam­ily on the pass­ing this week of their son-in-law, Michael Dono­van, lov­ing hus­band of their daugh­ter Barb. Michael was only 54 years of age but suf­fered from Parkin­son’s dis­ease. He passed away in Medicine Hat. He was noted for his dry hu­mour and love of restor­ing ve­hi­cles. A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at a later date.

The com­mu­nity is get­ting ready to wel­come vis­i­tors to the Heavy Horse (Draft Horse) Com­pe­ti­tion at the Ver­dant Val­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on Satur­day July 29. Ac­tiv­i­ties be­gin at noon with a pony driv­ing com­pe­ti­tion . The ad­mis­sion is free. A con­ces­sion is on site and a Beef on a Bun sup­per is avail­able. Tick­ets for the sup­per avail­able on site. There will be an­tique auto and ma­chin­ery dis­plays, other ex­hibits, fun ac­tiv­i­ties and bouncy cas­tle for chil­dren. For more in­for­ma­tion see add in the pa­per for last week and in the July 26 pa­per or call El­son McDougald at 403-823-9820. The Ver­dant Val­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­ter is 15 kms east of Drumheller on paved High­way 576. This event is spon­sored by the Ver­dant Val­ley Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety.

Happy birth­day this week to Ja­son Ew­ing on July 23, Mickey Poland on July 26.

Best wishes on your wed­ding an­niver­sary to Tim and Kelsey Calon on July 20.

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