New Brigden News: July 3, 2012
Appreciation to Sarah for her time & talent volunteering to write the news the past month!
The community bids farewell to 2 teachers @ NBS this year. Joan Pennett from Cereal will be enjoying that well deserved retirement! Your dedication to NBS the past few years has been appreciated Joan – enjoy your retirement! Jack, AKA Mr. Shields & or the ‘principal’ will be moving his career toOyenPublic School. Mr Shields has been with NBS for 18 or so years, and has left many memories here in our small community. Wishing you success in your new school Jack! We would like to welcome to our school & community Marcie Reuer who will be joining NBS as the new principal.
Plans are well under way by volunteers of the history book committee for the upcoming fund raiser Monday August 6. Start time is2pmbeginning with a John Deere Toy Show & Antique Show @ the school gym. Throughout the afternoon you can find a Town History Tour Walk, a Kidz Korner, Vintage Vehicle Show, dessert bar complete with your choice of beverage @ the hall. Beef on a Bun supper will also take place @ the hall and the day will finish up with a local talent show. For just a small donation of $20 per adult or $50 per family will help the community begin their funds needed for the upcoming history book not to mention give you a great day in New Brigden! Check out the web site – newbrigden.ca – to keep updated or for more information contact Sarah @664-2006, Marvel @664-2469or Johnny @664-2349.
The history book committee meets again Monday July 16 @7:30to finalize plans for Aug 6 – there is always room for more volunteers, come out & see how you can help or contact Johnny Hagens @403-664-2349if you need more information.
Once again – how is that family history coming along? Put your pen to work while you are relaxing at the lake or better yet pull out that laptop. And no, you are not too late – the deadline has been extended -
Community ladies are reminded to send squares for Jenna Jorgenson’s wedding July 28. We are all grateful for this small gesture from our community, please leave your squares at the hall bynoonJuly 28 if you are away.
Moms & tots are continuing to meet throughout the summer Tuesday mornings at the hall @10am, come out for a visit – everyone welcome! (Note – change of venue as unfortunately the rain water seems to have taken over the curling basement.)
And speaking of water in the curling rink basement appreciation goes out to dedicated community volunteers Sheldon, Cory, Joan, Don, Riley & Branden for their many hours spent in rubber boots getting the water out, setting up pumps etc. Evergreen Environmental (Ryan Hagens’ crew) spent some time digging up the saturated ground to hopefully take the water ‘away’ from the building. And no – we are NOT complaining about the rain!
Conny & Shane Hertz with help from daughter Melissa Kroeger organized a family reunion for descendants of Nick & Rose Hertz. The 80 + family members travelled to Sheerness for the long weekend coming from New Brigden, Oyen, Monitor, Esther, Okotoks, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Duchess, Red Deer, Strathmore, Spruce Grove, Drumheller & Didsbury in Alberta and more family members travelling from Major & Saskatoon SK. Weather was fabulous for the young & young at heart to venture out on the water for skiing, wake boarding & sun tanning. Lots of visiting & food made the 4 days go by fast, with everyone vowing to do it again soon!
Lucille & Sheldon along with Nichole, Travis & Ridge Foot from Esther all travelled to the family reunion meeting up with Nelson Hertz & Jana Brausen fromRed Deer.
Also spotted soaking up the sun @ Sheerness from New Brigden was The Hagens families, Erwin, Carol, Presten, Sarah, Osten, Gavin, Ryan, Simone, Eva & Alaina. Joining theHagensfor a day was Farrah & Dean Williams & family from Arrowwood.
Bill & Brenda Rumohr also took the opportunity to meet up with family and enjoy some R & R at Sheerness on the long weekend. Ashley & Todd & family fromCalgaryalong with Keldon & Kristen from Alix and Donna & Ron Hurt from Crossfield joined in the fun.
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