Morrin Community Calendar
And the weather is warming up nicely after that heavy, wet snowstorm blew through the area last Sunday and Monday...whoa! Thankfully, it was warm enough that some of the snow falling was melting during the day, making village streets passable, but the highways sure were a mess! Grateful to the ATCO electric company for restoring power after it was down for most of Monday. And sure is nice a week later, to see the wind gone, sun shining and snow melted.
So, the council elections are coming up soon on October 16 and I was asked to announce that the seniors have invited the candidates in our area and are planning an information session at 7:00 p.m. in Morrin at the Blooming Prairie Seniors Drop In Center on Friday, October 13.
And I see the work is progressing on First Avenue North...the cement sidewalk footings were poured and have cured nicely. It looks like the street has been covered with a coat of oil and asphalt comes next. It will be so nice for the residents on the two-block stretch to have a nice smooth surface for driving and parking before winter. The sewer/ water replacement/street repair project is done in many stages. Thanks to the current council and administration for getting it all organized, contracted out and for seeing it through to completion.
Also, you may have noticed a temporary garbage removal system has been hired in Public Works Foreman David Benci’s shortterm absence and we appreciate that the service is being provided.
And a little Morrin Schoo- bragging to do, Grade 10 freshies were out in groups with the Grade 12 student masters on Friday haha...always fun to get them to do a bit for a donation to STARS. I read on the Morrin school page that the students have raised over $42,000.00 over the years for this great rescue organization. And this year, their goal was to raise $1500.00 and I believe they got that and more...well done! And one other noteworthy school item...Levi Hampton was presented with a PLRD Award of Distinction. It goes to a Grade 12 student who graduates with the highest average mark in the division, based on results in English 30, SS 30, Math 30, and two of Physics 30, Chem 30, Bio 30 and math 31...so good job Levi Hampton, your hard work paid off! And Awards night at the Morrin School is booked for 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20.
And the 4H Multi-Club was all set to hold their first meeting last Monday and the storm hit so, the meeting was postponed until last Thursday. The club meets the first Monday of each month and you may contact Melanie Nelson (403772-0000) for more info on the projects with leaders in welding, photography, band, equine, canine, sports and cleavers for 6-8 year olds.
And the Fall Supper at the Morrin Community Hall is coming up on Wednesday, October 25...time to get together and celebrate the harvest.
So, hope you all had a good turkey day and time of thanksgiving...so much to be grateful for...take a moment to count your blessings! Cheers!