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1957: 4H club gets ready for parade

Posted on May 12, 2015 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Fred Mellen
Down Memory Lane #205
These items were taken from the July 18, 1957 issue of the Bow Island Graphic Newspaper.
Seven Persons – Mrs. Esther Klug
– Mr. and Mrs. Dick Basset are the proud parents of a new daughter born in Medicine Hat, and while Mrs. Basset was away, Mrs. Basset Sr. cared for the other children.
– Frances Ost and her mother recently returned from a trip which took them to Victoria.
Bow Island
– The 4H Beef Club met at the home of Willis Spooner for their regular meeting on Thursday evening with both leaders, Norval Coffman and Art Doran in attendance. Steve Hadnagy presided and Robert Harink led the pledge. The Club Float for the Hat parade was discussed fully. It was planned to enter a float in the theme of a barn on wheels and depicting a small calf with proper feed and 4-H Knowledge and the finished product (a calf for market). The calf raised by David Coutts will be used in this capacity. The calvers are to be taken to Medicine Hat on Wednesday and will be shown on Thursday and judged. A demonstration on showing was given by Mr. Coffman and Roy Spooner. T-Shirts which have the Beef Club insignia were distributed to the thirteen members present. Lunch was served by Mrs. Spooner and Mrs. Coffman.
– Mr. and Mrs. Vern Zacher are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter, weighing 7 lbs. 6 ozs. on Thursday, July 11 at the Medicine Hat Hospital. Both mother and daughter are doing fine.
– Gladys Hill has returned from Waterton Lake Park where she was a leader at the United Church Camp for the past two weeks. On Monday she will leave for Elkwater where she will be the supervisor at the camp held there.
– There was a minor accident at the highway junction on Saturday night involving Ted Leno and a Lethbridge resident. Very little damage was done to the Lethbridge car and none to the Leno car.
– The parkat the Community Centre has become quite an added attraction to Bow Island. The lawn is very good and the trees are growing fine. Mr. Brolsma is certainly to be commended for his efforts in making this park one of the beauty sections of the town. The Cenotaph which is to be put in this park is also under construction and has taken a lot of planning by the members of the Jubilee Park Committee. With such lovely flowers and bounteous vegetable gardens as there are in Bow Island this year, it seems a pity that there is no interest shown in a show as we have had in the past. The Horticultural Society tried hard to keep up the public interest, but have had to give up, for lack of support. The park just south of town looks very nice this year too. The trees are coming along nicely and it will not be too many years till this park is quite a showplace.
– Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mitchell and family of Drumheller and Mrs. Mamie Henderson and family of Calgary were all recent visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mitchell.
– Mr. and Mrs. John Didyk were Calgary visitors recently to visit with their daughters, Sonia and Natalka, and to attend Sonia’s wedding to Richard Hardwick. Natalka is presently employed in Calgary at the General Hospital.
That’s all for this week. This has been another Stroll Down Memory Lane with Old Fred Mellen.

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