Morrin Community Calendar
Well, sure do like that February break...SO nice to have a week off from the “busy” and the early school mornings, and the driving trips to Three Hills for our daughter’s dance classes before March gets really hectic with festival performances. And it has warmed up a little but...still good to stay close to the fireplace. It has been plenty wintery enough for outdoor sports this year, especially for snowmobilers. This past Saturday was a clear, calm, sunny day for a snowmobile gathering and rally in Morrin...looked and sounded like a lot of fun!
So, let’s get things started with some 4H news. The February 13 Public Speaking Event was very productive...Junior winners (1st 2nd 3rd) were Lilly Robison, Melena Olsen and Hallee Rasmussen...Intermediate winners were Ashley McNaughton, Brooklyn Wright and Jacey Rasmussen, Senior winners were Mesha Olsen, Serena Michie and Abigail Webster. The sole Senior Presentation 1st place award went to Kenton McNaughton...and we offer hearty congratulations to all for a job well done!
And, next, moving on with an update on how the Morrin Ag Society is doing. Back on January 3, 2018, there was an informative article in the Drumheller Mail that highlighted what was in store and needed to keep the Morrin Arena running. In the last 2 years, donations have been pouring in and the organization has embraced lofty fundraising ideas in hopes to repair/replace faltering operating equipment in the Sportsplex building. And so, it is really good news that the next big thing, the “Duelling Pianos” concert coming up at the Morrin Community Hall on Saturday, March 24, was sold out in record time! There may be a few seats left at the individual tables but all the tables were bought quickly, so people know how important this is and are eager to help. Also, the Ag members currently still have raffle tickets on hand to raise extra money for the prize of a “side of beef” and the winning ticket for that will be drawn at the piano concert on March 24. If you miss out on the concert and still wish to contribute, the society is gladly accepting additional donations (Tracy Nelson 403-772-0000) and they will put them to good use. The group really appreciates all the tangible community spirit and local support and to have the goal in sight is very encouraging.
And lastly, we send get well wishes to Morrin School teacher Mr. Lerke and his wife Tanja as they are at home for an extended time now recovering from injuries sustained in a recent motor vehicle accident. Principal Don Yavis sent out the word to please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they rest and heal. In Mr. Lerke’s absence, Stacey Hoppins will come in to sub for the short-term while the school advertises for a longer-term replacement.
And so that is all for today...next up, we are soon on to March, thank goodness! Cheers!