Craigmyle Car­di­nal

The Drumheller Mail - - Sports - Bev Bergman 403-665-2492

Our wee hamlet was a bee­hive of ac­tiv­ity this past Satur­day, with ve­hi­cles look­ing for park­ing spots and young fam­i­lies wan­der­ing the streets. Those who have lived here for some length of time com­mented on what a de­light it was to see such ac­tiv­ity in our usu­ally quiet berg.

This was all an indi­ca­tion the Craigmyle Pump­kin Fest was a suc­cess! Al­though I ini­tially ex­pressed con­cern through the col­umn about hav­ing enough pumpkins, the patch ended up with well over 200 orange, yel­low and green prime pumpkins. Thanks go to lo­cal grow­ers John Cran­ton (who re­ally had a bumper crop); Lloyd and Ch­erylle Faech­ner; Thelma Bossert and yours truly.

Ap­prox­i­mately 50 young­sters got to pick their pump­kin from the lot and take it home adorned with paint, glit­ter and stick­ers of all sorts. As well, young­sters went home with pumpkins painted on their faces and arms; pic­tures taken at the pump­kin photo booth; lots of prizes earned at the Penny Ar­cade and full tum­mies from the con­ces­sion. This event is not de­signed to be a fund-raiser but organizers are happy that all ex­penses were cov­ered for the day.

It seemed the high­light of the day was the hayride to the pump­kin patch, as young­sters en­joyed tak­ing the ride more than once just for the fun of it. Ku­dos to lo­cal vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers, Ed­win Burt and Doug Sawyer who helped make the day so much fun for the chil­dren and such a suc­cess.

The Craigmyle Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment is a vi­tal part of our com­mu­nity – re­spond­ing to fire and med­i­cal emer­gency sit­u­a­tions with ef­fi­ciency and prompt­ness. All those who vol­un­teer for this worth­while cause are to be com­mended.

Now, the Craigmyle Fire Depart­ment is, once again, giv­ing to our com­mu­nity by host­ing an open house on Septem­ber 21 from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. in the new fire hall. All com­mu­nity mem­bers are in­vited to come out and see the new fire hall and up­graded equip­ment. Burg­ers, hot­dogs, sal­ads, bev­er­ages and ice cream will be on hand for all who can at­tend. The Fire Depart­ment is hop­ing to make this an­other com­mu­nity event that ev­ery­one can en­joy. Mark your cal­en­dars and come out to sup­port this lo­cal event. Let’s hope that, once again, ve­hi­cles will be look­ing for a park­ing spot in Craigmyle!

I am sad­dened to re­port the re­cent pass­ing of Ted Allen of Calgary. Con­do­lences go out to his wife Katie; son and daugh­ter, John and Judy; and daugh­ter-in-law Joanne, wife of the late Tim Allen; and their ex­tended fam­i­lies. Ted and Katie raised their chil­dren on the fam­ily farm north of Craigmyle, where their chil­dren at­tended school. They were faith­ful and ac­tive com­mu­nity sup­port­ers be­fore re­tir­ing to Calgary. Ted was an in­valu­able source of his­toric in­for­ma­tion dur­ing re­search at the time of the Craigmyle Cen­ten­nial.

The har­vest sea­son is upon us! God speed and good luck to all you com­bin­ers and grain haulers!

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