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Mayfair and District News: Date set for Meeting Lake haunted forest

Shell Lake hosting a fall supper.

MAYFAIR — People are anxiously waiting for Meeting Lake’s Haunted Halloween Forest adventure this year. The dates are as follows, weather permitting: Saturday, Sept. 30; Friday, Oct. 6; Saturdays Oct. 7 and 14. Children’s special day is Sunday, Oct. 8 1 to 4 p.m. All of the other mentioned dates are slated for 6 to 9 p.m.. Come join this spooktacular outing. Instigator and hard-working owner Linda Price and associates are accepting silver collection at the gate with proceeds to local charities.

With the warm weather still lingering the potato digging and root veggies are getting harvested quickly. It’s easier to do this task with the sun shining! A surplus of tomatoes has been reported by every gardener who released the results of their labour. Did you know that certain vegetable seeds can be planted now with the seed being dormant in the cold soil, then with a burst of warm spring sunshine this part of the garden produces early food?

Blueberries are still in existence in the northern Saskatchewan forest as a First Nation lady at Chitek Lake informed me. On Sept.16 I went searching and sure enough some really large ones were waiting to get picked. My friend and I picked in the stillness of a beautiful early afternoon. No bears to be seen but they are always around.

Shell Lake Community Fall Supper sponsored by Our Lady of Smiles Catholic Church, Partners in Worship is this Sunday Oct. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lions Hall. Cost is $20; children 12 and under $7.

Rabbit Lake Transfer Station has changed the open times. It is open Thursdays 4 to 8 p.m. until the end of October.

Fun times are starting Oct. 25th from 4:15-5:15 p.m. for kids at Rabbit Lake library. Please pre- register by calling 306-841-7079. Different art techniques will be taught with no cost involved.

Soup and sandwich socializing is becoming popular in small communities especially during daylight hours for many seniors. One such place is Wilkie where the United Church is having soup, sandwich, dessert and coffee for $10. This is open to any hungry person between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the church basement.

Some businesses are closed Saturday, Sept. 30 and Monday, Oct. 2 I observance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It will be considered a four-day weekend for some.

The crunch of leaves beneath one’s feet seems to make a leisurely walk so much enjoyable as one can admire the beauty of the changes this season offers. September 2023 will be a month that we shall remember forever, as with very little precipitation and a generous amount of heat to keep us Prairie folks smiling. Basically 11 more weeks until Christmas! Now doesn’t this reminder put a chill down your back? is Saskatchewan's home page. Bookmark us at this link.