Evergreen Place by Geraldine Fowler
July bingo saw Darlene McLauchlan back as our caller with a new mic donated by one of our daily visitors, thank you. With so many away visiting, only seven attended. Everyone won at least one game with Gerry winning the blackout (a gift card for the Co-op given by the residents committee).
June Gardiner had granddaughter Amber (Gardiner) Faubert of Leduc, Alta. spend a day visiting. She spent a few days with family and friends. Her main visit was with mom and dad (Debbi and Gordon Gardiner) to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
Helen Martens attended music in the park in Reston.
Many of the residents have been busy with music in the park, watching the Calgary Stampede and of course us sports fans with baseball and the football.
This week we had Corky & Friends entertaining. Birthdays for July are Marlene Balzar and Charlie Main, and they have indicated no party. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOLKS.
Our sympathy goes out to Louise and Art Rouse on the loss of Louise's cousin Elaine Studer.
Sherald Joynt took a week of her holidays and traveled with family, helping nieces with showing on the MILK RUN. She ended the week judging at Oak Lake. Helen Marten accompanied her to Oak Lake.
John Graham attended Hamiota Fair and Parade.
Gerry Fowler had a visit on Monday with cousins she had not seen for at least 25 years. Jean Webb from McAuley, Glenna Heid of Vancouver, Bobbie Jamieson of Saskatoon, and Bonnie Zimmerman of Nanaimo.
Joyce Braybrook returned home Saturday evening from two weeks at the lake with daughter Barb. We also learned sympathies go out to her and the family on the loss of her brother Dave Bailey.
Miniota by Bev Peel
Helpers in the community have pitched in and things are happening at the Miniota Drop In Centre.
The floor has been painted, so floor shuffle has been on hold until it dries, plus the rest of the area has also been painted. On the outside, the bricks have been repaired, eaves and a new sign were painted by a local artist and put back up. Also, the shed got an uplift and someone painted the benches in the Memory Garden which is used for games.
Wednesday, July 17 entertainment was by Trudy Watters and Linda Wotton who led a sing-song with 25 people attending the birthday party.
The Twin Valley Co-op grocery store in Miniota held a barbecue on Friday to celebrate 90 years in business.
Congratulations from the Miniota Community to two new businesses. Deanna Rowan held an open house at her new second-hand store on Main Street at noon on Friday. A good crowd attended Pioneer Junction and Castaways. The store will be open most afternoons throughout the week.
Another new business in Miniota on Hwy 83 is the Charis Honey Farms - owners, Brad and Stephanie Cole. They held an open house on Saturday and Sunday to demonstrate how honey is extracted with the help of Del and Pat Cole.
Free coffee, iced coffee, honey berry slushies, little buns with liquid honey or strawberry jam were sampled by 100 people who stopped by to congratulate them including a family from Mexico! The door prize winner was Brock Brown (son of Shane and Robyn Brown). Honey was available for sale as well.
Jean McKean has had Darcy, Jason and Tyler McKean from Portage La Prairie visiting over the last while and also Michelle in the last day or so.
Over the summer there have been several visitors to the Miniota Museum. They are overwhelmed with the Crandall display plus all the other things in every room and building.