MAIDSTONE — Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H Club held a clean-up bee at Milleton Hall May 1 in preparation for their upcoming achievement day. They then had supper followed by the last general meeting for this 4-H year. Questionnaire day is Thursday, May 18. Achievement Day is May 28 with everyone invited to attend the shows starting about 12:30 p.m. 4-H Expo is June 3 to 5 in Lloydminster.
Congratulations to Cody Garnham and Brendan Donovan for taking home last week’s weekly draw prizes at Maidstone Disc Golf and to hole-in-one sharpshooters, Chase James (aced hole 16) and Cole Tenetuik (aced hole 7). Check the updated league leaderboard on our Facebook page.
Friday, May 12 was a special day for Ratushniak Elementary and Maidstone High Schools as the new basketball court officially opened. Listening to students’ calls for a new multi-purpose court, principal Brennan Becotte took action to gain support from local sponsors, community members and both schools to make this dream a reality. Thank you to all the amazing sponsors, to Y’s Marketing and RDS Laser Engraving for making recognition plaques, and to everyone who contributed, whether monetary or through hard work. Every donation, big or small, has made this possible. Special thanks to Mark Foster, Alex Pompu and Brennan Becotte for installing the backboards on opening day. This space is for everyone to use and we want it to last a long time. Please be respectful and pick up your garbage. (It will be under video surveillance.) Most of all, enjoy!
Maidstone Health Care Auxiliary’s Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale was well attended this year. Two tables were loaded with yummy baking which sold quickly. Everyone enjoyed coffee/tea with angel food cake, ice cream, strawberries and much visiting. Jennifer Alkestrap was the door prize winner. Several ladies went home with their table centrepiece, a beautiful rose surrounded by baby’s breath. See you next year in May. (submitted by Dorinda Fitzsimonds). I was one of the lucky ones and would like to thank the auxiliary for my gorgeous yellow rose and an enjoyable afternoon.
“Bowl for a Buzz” took place at Lloyd Lanes on May 13, an event which Amy Campbell started last year when she shaved her head to raise money for the Lori Craven memorial cancer fundraiser which takes place in August. Jaxsen Rowlands and Shawn Whitney of Waseca won the bowling competition and half the prize pot. Jacob Gerlinsky, grandson of Vince and Carol Gerlinsky of Maidstone, shaved his head, raising $850 so far – he is still collecting for the cause. All proceeds go to families who are in need of financial medical assistance.
Maidstone Museum held its monthly meeting May 15 with eight members attending. Spring clean-up has gone well with progress made on several repair/construction projects. Thank you to Ben and Jack Foster, Kellan and Ben Henderson, Sam and his group home worker, Hayley, Jan and Rick Yuill, Joanne and Ben Owens, Matilda Nyame and Doug Utri who all came to help. We’ll welcome four school tours in May/June as well as Maidstone grads for pictures. Several plans for Canada Day were put in place. Our next meeting will be June 12 at 7 p.m. at the museum. Board members have raffle tickets for sale with prizes of two $500 vouchers from Diamond 7 Meats, a Yeti cooler with refreshments and a dump wagon with accessories. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Anyone who would like to book a tour/event or offer assistance of any kind, please call the museum 306-893-2890, John 780-871-1027 or Kathy 306-893-7378.
Tuesday, May 30 there will be a Show and Shine at the hospital parking lot to fundraise for the recreation department at Pine Island Lodge. The co-op is doing a barbeque and the Health Care Auxiliary will have a rummage sale.