Craigmyle Car­di­nal

The Drumheller Mail - - Obituaries -

Let me be­gin this col­umn, once again, by re­it­er­at­ing our ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the sup­port of our friends, neigh­bours, com­mu­nity, the RCMP and coun­selling ser­vices fol­low­ing our re­cent trau­matic event. Know­ing our lo­cal law en­force­ment is reg­u­larly pa­trolling our prop­erty is a great com­fort. We are get­ting through our days one night at a time and, although there is a long way yet to go, it is start­ing to get eas­ier. There is noth­ing that can com­pare to a ru­ral com­mu­nity when one truly needs sup­port.

The Craigmyle His­toric So­ci­ety meet­ing held on Oc­to­ber 30, once again, put some com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties in place.

Vol­un­teers are needed to come out to the church base­ment on Satur­day, Novem­ber 16 at 10:00 a.m. to help with food prep and set-up for the turkey sup­per the fol­low­ing day. If you can find an hour, please come by and help. Feel free to bring your favourite veg­etable prep tool but do not for­get to take it home with you!

A new “up­stairs” fur­nace has been in­stalled in the church and so the “hold­ing tank” for those wait­ing to be called for their turn to the turkey sup­per trough should be cozy and toasty, un­like two years ago!

The re­sid­ing project was thor­oughly dis­cussed and mem­bers learned one of the grants that had been ap­plied for was re­jected. Ku­dos to the com­mu­ni­ties who re­ceived the gen­er­ous UFA funds! Also ku­dos to the UFA for strongly sup­port­ing ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties. Plans are still to go for­ward with the sid­ing project in spring 2020.

The an­nual Can­dle­light “Christ­mas Eve” church ser­vice will be held on De­cem­ber 22 at 7:00 p.m. All folk from in­side and out­side our com­mu­nity are in­vited to at­tend this ser­vice, en­tirely con­ducted by com­mu­nity vol­un­teers. Any­one who may wish to con­trib­ute mu­si­cally or with a read­ing should con­tact Bev at 665-2492. She would love to hear from you.

Fol­low­ing the CHS meet­ing the Craigmyle Church Women held a meet­ing. It was de­cided the long stand­ing tra­di­tion of a Ladies’ Christ­mas Party had likely out­lived its time and due to de­clin­ing at­ten­dance over the past few years, the Craigmyle Church Women will, at this time, no longer host a Craigmyle Ladies’ Christ­mas Party.

The twice weekly “Cof­fee Break” has taken on a food bank project where, un­til De­cem­ber 1, they are ask­ing cof­fee at­ten­dees to do­nate non-per­ish­able food in lieu of cof­fee tips. Watch for the box in the church base­ment and the list of items needed.

There will also be a food bank bas­ket avail­able the evening of the turkey sup­per. At­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to bring a non-per­ish­able item to con­trib­ute to that bas­ket. Christ­mas is quickly ap­proach­ing and dur­ing this time of cel­e­bra­tory plans, we need to re­mem­ber those who are so much less for­tu­nate than we are.

We are now into Novem­ber and I have missed some of the Novem­ber birth­days. Be­lated birth­day greet­ings go out to Ed­win Burt, Bl­eva Maetche, Veron­ica Min­chau, and Nathan Red­ing all on Novem­ber 1. Happy Birth­day to Linda Rew and Chace Meyer on Novem­ber 13; and Emma Rees on Novem­ber 26. An­niver­sary greet­ings go out to Wally & Kelly Red­ing on Novem­ber 2 (be­lated); Marc and Diane Gre­goire on Novem­ber 8; Ron and Norma Seeger on Novem­ber 10; and Erik and Joy Bjorn on Novem­ber 17. Have a great day!

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