By: Chris Parker

The First Responders’ appreciation dinner was at EV Free Church Oct. 7th. Paramedic Jonathan Mazereeuw with his wife Suzanne. The autumn display was prepared by Jody Keim and Irene Froese in celebration of Thanksgiving. The dinner recognizes the work of fire fighters, hospital staff, paramedics, RCMP, and the coroner. The night was chaired by Bill Arnold and there was a special message by Pastor Stewart Reimer. The Chamber of Commerce presented certificates to the service organizations.

The Harvest Dinner and Library Fundraiser took place Oct. 7th This popular event originally hosted by the Anglican-United Church was taken over by the McBride Library & Museum group last year as a fundraiser towards a new library & museum space. Cindy Kelley said she thought it must be 53 years that she has been attending the dinner and she didn’t remember ever missing one. Everyone reiterated Bill Arnold’s comment about the excellent meal that was presented.

With both 4:30 and 6:30 sittings selling out, we can only suggest that once again this was an unqualified success. Many thanks to the Elks/Royal Purple for their generous donation of the hall and kitchen that allowed the Library-Museum group.

Manning the grill for the Terry Fox run was Hawk Loewen and Cole Milligan. Hard working and determined, Emily Crichton made it all the way even on crutches. The Terry Fox Fun is normally held in September but was delayed due to the teachers’ strike. It went off under blue skies Oct. 10th. Final fundraising figures were not available by presstime, but the hope is that the target of $500+ will be achieved, in which case several students will have their legs waxed and another has agreed to shave his long hair off. This student-led initiative looks to increase the donations each year.