Alliance 100 Homecoming packages are in the mail

Alliance centennial celebration needs to hear back from you by May 31

Judi Solonick is home from a long visit in Whitehorse. Wilma McLeod brought her home from the airport on Friday.

I have had another email from Andrea in Prague, she and her family were off to visit her mom 500 km away and it was an all day journey not like in Alberta.

Genny Marcil is up and about again after being down with the ‘flu.

Genny Marcil, Judi Solonick, Dale and Sylvia Wold, Roger and Betty Spady, Tina Ratcliffe and I all attended the FIRST fundraiser and dinner in Forestburg on Saturday night. I came home with a Sue Thomas painting.

Rev. Dianne is on a study leave so the worship service was conducted by Roger Spady on Sunday morning. There were 18 of us in church.

I have sent out many registration packages for the Alliance 100 Homecoming as have the rest of the committee. We need to hear by May 31 from everyone who is coming and wants to eat.

There will be kids games, the tri-games (Bunnock, croquette, and horseshoes) a gymkhana, beer gardens, show and shine car show, historic displays, power point presentation of pioneer families, walking tours, art display, Wall of Fame inductee,

Visiting authors and maybe even more. Oh, yeah, the parade and the train too.

Valentines Day falls on the regular meeting day of the Argyle Women’s Institute so there will be no regular meeting but a Valentine Tea party with guests from out of town. All are welcome to come share a cup of tea and maybe some goodies too.

I will be canvassing the members (okay, pushing) for entries into the handicraft and baking display for the annual Constituency Conference to be held in March at Round Hill. .

The Legion met on Wednesday evening and very generously spread some money around to local groups. Presentations will take place soon.

The 15 cm of fresh snow has changed the landscape to white, covered the ski hill with powder, put the plow operators to work, given the ground some covering to warm it and will supply much needed moisture How is that for positive thinking?

The rail cars in storage have gone. It looks a little bare on the tracks with only six or seven grain cars being filled at the loading facility.

There is an interesting line up of talent for the Common Vision Concert on Saturday. It is taking advantage of the great acoustics at the United Church and the no cost venue. The free will offering will be matched by the federal government to go to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Please come out and support this concert after you have been down to the multiplex to take in the bazaar. There will be food at the arena.

Can you believe that next week has Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday? The United Church will be serving up pancakes and sausage on Sunday Feb. 11, All are welcome.

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