Mor­rin His­tory Book Com­mit­tee ex­plores last 50 years

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

His­tory waits for no man, but a group of ded­i­cated vol­un­teers is as­sem­bling the last five decades of Mor­rin his­tory for a sec­ond book for the vil­lage.

The orig­i­nal Mor­rin his­tory book, “Bloom­ing Prairie: A His­tory of Mor­rin and District” was pub­lished in 1970. A lot of his­tory has hap­pened since then and the com­mit­tee wants to put it down on pa­per for the ages.

“We are pro­gress­ing fairly well. We have been con­tact­ing peo­ple who have been in or around the com­mu­nity since 1970, we are just wait­ing for sto­ries,” said Diane Wolf of the His­tory Book Com­mit­tee.

They are ask­ing for sto­ries from the last 50 years of life in Mor­rin. These could be fam­ily his­tory or his­to­ries of busi­nesses, sports teams, or­ga­ni­za­tions or sim­ply fun oral anec­dotes that ought to be writ­ten down.

She says the com­mit­tee wants to reach out to any­one who may have played a role in the com­mu­nity over the last 50 years, who they haven’t con­tacted. While the book fo­cuses on the last 50 years, they cer­tainly wouldn’t turn down some­thing that pre­dates that era.

“We are look­ing for peo­ple who had a busi­ness in Mor­rin, lived in the com­mu­nity, worked at the school or were teach­ers at the school, if they want to sub­mit some­thing we would very much ap­pre­ci­ate it,” said Wolf. “It doesn’t have to be a lengthy thing, you can just tell us where you have been and what you have done, or what your fam­ily has done.”

The district in­cludes Mor­rin, Sun­beam, Lloyd Ge­orge, Hills­green, Anthill, Golden Grain, and Lake McKee School Dis­tricts.

The com­mit­tee has set a dead­line for con­tent for the end of De­cem­ber of this year. Those wish­ing to sub­mit can email mor­rin­his­to­ry­[email protected] Hard copies can be mailed to Diana Wolf at Box 202 Mor­rin, AB T0J2B0.

The hope is to launch the book at the 2020 Mor­rin Home­com­ing on July 31, 2020. Books can al­ready be pre­ordered.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Daryl DeMille at 403-321-0235 or any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

We are pro­gress­ing fairly well. We have been con­tact­ing peo­ple who have been in or around the com­mu­nity since 1970, we are just wait­ing for sto­ries”. Diane Wolf His­tory Book Com­mit­tee

mailphoto by Kyle Smylie

Bob Grenville and Daryl DeMille of the Mor­rin His­tory Book Com­mit­tee are busy col­lect­ing sto­ries for a new vol­ume of the his­tory of the com­mu­nity since 1970.

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