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Mayfair and District News: 90-year-old honoured at birthday tea

Mayfair Spring Sale is on this Saturday.
Helen Holmes was honoured at a 90th birthday celebration last Sunday.

MAYFAIR — Everyone has cheerfully welcomed the recent precipitation that we've been blessed with, except the campers this past long weekend. At least the ban on open fires has been lifted and a feast of hotdogs and toasted marshmallows is always a treat.

May 19 saw a big celebration for 90-year-old Helen Holmes in Mayfair Hall. There was a come-and-go tea to honour this wonderful lady. She still resides in her farmhouse with a little help from a few sons who live nearby. She was a nurse for many years and she and husband (deceased) raised six children. Happy birthday wishes, Helen, and many more to come.

Speaking of birthdays with high numbers, my mother-in-law Olga Woloshyn's 95th is to be celebrated on Sunday, May 26 in North Battleford. Please read the section titled coming events under classified ads in the Battlefords Regional News-Optimist for more details.

Please do not forget about Mayfair's Spring Sale on Saturday, May 25 in our community hall from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you haven't had breakfast before leaving the house, no worries. Just come and enjoy the great food served from the kitchen. A large assortment of plants, crafts, books, baking and more will be on offer. Something for everyone. Don't forget your wallet.

Farmers markets are popping up in almost every small village to larger centres. Meeting Lake Regional Park started theirs last Saturday and people do venture out into the cold weather to support the vendors. June 1, 15 and 29 are the scheduled markets for June. In neighbouring Spiritwood, another popular market is hosted every Friday at 5 p.m. on Main Street from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There is a gun and hobby show June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 16 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Spiritwood Arena. One can buy, trade or sell guns. Admission is $5 or children 12 years and under free but they must be accompanied by an adult. A concession is available. For more information please call Fern at 306-883-2651 or Alain 306-883-3150

Back by popular demand in Rabbit Lake, starting Tuesday, June 4, are barbecue hamburgers at 5 p.m. followed by a bunnock tournament for the sports enthusiasts. It was a big success last year for the young and old.

Two weeks ago there was open house and guest speakers on mental health at the Saskatchewan Hospital in North Battleford. I was glad to have attended and what caught my eye while on tour of this state-of-the-art building is all the sturdy furniture made by the patients who participate in the Industrial Therapy Program. Birdhouses, gliding chairs and various styles of picnic tables would make unique gift-giving for Father's Day. This shop is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:p.m. The prices are reasonable and everthing is well crafted with GST and PST included. For inquiries call 306-440-3951

Maymont Seniors’ Centre is the location twice a week for "Forever in Motion." This program helps maintain strength, balance and flexibility for older citizens. Exercises are done by sitting and standing. Time is 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Coffee and visiting after is a bonus. They welcome everyone who wants to participate and stay in shape.