The Craigmyle Pumpkin Fest is right around the corner! This Saturday, September 7 is the day for youngsters to come to Craigmyle to take a hayride to the pumpkin patch; pick out their very own pumpkin and decorate it before taking it home all at no charge. There is a penny arcade; free activities and lunch available. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. with the last hayride of the day leaving at 2:00 p.m. All in all, a great family day in Craigmyle!
If there are any gardeners out there with a surplus of pumpkins, please consider donating them to this cause. Green pumpkins will be gratefully accepted. Call Bev at 665-2492 and offer your surplus pumpkins.
It is with great sadness that I extend community condolences to Janice, Michelle and William Hoover as well as Steven and Linda Hoover and Karen and Geoff Wallins and their families on the recent and unexpected passing of Barrie Hoover. Barrie, who was our committed Starland County councillor and County Reeve for many years, was active in many organizations in both the Craigmyle and Delia communities. His involvement in the Craigmyle Centennial celebration was invaluable to the success of the event. As a faithful member of the Craigmyle Historic Society, he was valued for his common sense input; his ability to gather pertinent information; and his delightful sense of humour. Barrie was a devoted family man and a faithful community supporter. He will be sorely missed. The large attendance at Barrie’s memorial in Delia was a testament to this great man.
The Craigmyle Church was the chosen venue for a gathering of the family of Frank and Amy (Nixon) Bates following their interment in the Craigmyle cemetery. A luncheon was served by the Craigmyle Historic Society for those present. Frank and Amy lived and farmed north of Craigmyle for a number of years.
September birthday greetings go out to Shyloh Maksymchuk and Bruce Rees on September 5; Leanne Blades on September 6; Rachelle Stuber on September 8; Barrie Bannister on September 9; Brayson Blades on September 10; Emily Alderdice on September 11; Joanne Allen on September 12; Dawn Hanson and Don West sharing September 18; Sean Olmstead on September 19; Grant Hunter and Connie West sharing September 20; Bill Rees on September 24; and Brent Olmstead on September 28. Happy Anniversary to Brian and Sherry Lock on September 4; Alan and Kelsey Norlie on September 10; Vern and Dawn Hanson on September 21 and Ken and Laureen Strellioff on September 28. Have a great day!