Delia Se­nior News

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Eva Nielsen (403) 364-3964

On Mon­day morn­ing the peo­ple of Delia woke up to the worst win­ter storm they had seen for many years. Days later snow banks are still in yards, ice is thick on streets and side­walks and peo­ple are be­gin­ning to as­sess the dam­age to bro­ken trees and branches.

But the storm brought out the best in peo­ple, as wit­nessed by the many who stepped up to help where it was needed.

First of all a big shout out goes to the work­ers at Atco, who worked end­less hours in the most bru­tal con­di­tions to get the power back on to heat our homes. An­other big shout out to the snow plow driv­ers, farm­ers with trac­tors, peo­ple with four wheel drives, mem­bers of the RCMP, who all went far be­yond the call of duty to en­sure the safety of stranded mo­torists.

And – a tremen­dous shout out to the cit­i­zens of Delia who stepped up to help: When Bev Hall looked out her win­dow and saw the line up of stranded ve­hi­cles on the high­way she knew help was needed - so she opened the Delia Com­mu­nity Hall as a tem­po­rary emer­gency Cen­tre - Fire Chief Jeff An­der­sen brought a gen­er­a­tor to pro­vide light and a lit­tle heat, Aaron Fried­ley opened the roads so cars could drive into the Vil­lage for shel­ter, the school sent mats to lie on, Chris Lake and Kim Thomp­son rounded up blan­kets and bed­ding, food was do­nated by sev­eral peo­ple in­clud­ing the Delia store, Kar from Lukes was busy mak­ing sand­wiches, some of the women pro­vid­ing cof­fee and hot soup were Bev, Linda, Jor­dan, Terry and so many oth­ers. I don’t want to miss any­body as this was a joint ef­fort with many peo­ple in­volved, get­ting stranded mo­torists to the shel­ter, see­ing that they were rested, warm, and fed. Many oth­ers of­fered shel­ter in their homes. Thanks to the Delia Fire Dep­tart­ment, the Board of the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, the Vil­lage, and count­less vol­un­teers, over one hun­dred stranded trav­ellers were shel­tered from the storm and were able to carry on when the storm was over and the roads re­opened. Way to go, Delia!

Jazzer­cise is at the school gym from 7 to 8 p.m., Mon­days and Wed­nes­days. Girl Force - Un­til De­cem­ber 31, 2017, all girls aged 16-21 get un­lim­ited classes for free. After Dec. 31 pric­ing will be the same as nor­mal.

Oc­to­ber is Li­brary Card Sign Up month at the Delia Li­brary.

Au­thor Faye Reineberg Holt will be vis­it­ing the li­brary on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 12, at 12:45 p.m. As part of the Trail Blaz­ers pro­gram, the young Adult Book So­ci­ety, Faye will be meet­ing with Delia stu­dents in ses­sions from 12:45 –3 p.m.

Tales and Tunes Preschool Story Time on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11 and 25, Ba­bies and Tots at 10 a.m. in the li­brary, Preschool 3-6 years be­gins at 10:30. Chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult as they will be in­ter­act­ing dur­ing the pro­gram.

The Li­brary wel­comes Amanda Hardy to the staff at the li­brary as she has ac­cepted the Li­brary Pro­gram­ming Co­or­di­na­tor and As­sis­tant po­si­tion. New hours will be com­ing out next week.

Lunch Hour fun - 12:10 to 12:40. The Lunch Hour Lego Club runs ev­ery Mon­day, Cof­fee Fil­ter ap­ple Art – Oc­to­ber 11.

Her­itage Sup­per tick­ets are go­ing fast, only 200 avail­able. You can pick yours up at the Moun­tain View Credit Union or the Delia store. Don’t be dis­ap­pointed! The Her­itage Fes­ti­val Sup­per will fol­low the Delia Fall Fair on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14, at the Delia Com­mu­nity Hall start­ing at 5 p.m.. There will be a small pro­gram and live mu­sic. An af­ford­able meal for the whole fam­ily. See you there!

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