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Mayfair and District News: Wildlife federation fish fry fills the hall

Fundraiser for former resident at Sunshine Arena.

MAYFAIR — A blessed Easter was had by all the wonderful people I’ve chatted with. Easter signifies hope and a new beginning. School students are sure to like being off for a break from their studies. It’s time to pull out the ball gloves amongst other spring-related sporting apparatus for warmer weather on the way.

Sunshine Arena in rural Battleford is hosting a fundraiser for a person who was raised on a family farm near Mayfair. Kevin Liebaert, who is in a Regina hospital, is no stranger to this establishment. Mark your calendars for this Sunday, April 7 (start time is unknown). Mayfair and surrounding villages please come show your support for Kevin. A silent auction and other activities are on the agenda. For more information call 208-709-0208 or 208-709-0055.

The recent fish fry sponsored by the local Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation branch in Mayfair Hall hosted a sell-out crowd. The executive would like to thank the numerous volunteers who made this another successful event. The raffle table had many donations from businesses from the Battlefords, Spiritwood and Saskatoon areas. Did you know the SWF turns guns, antlers and used fishing and hunting equipment into habitat for wildlife across our province? One can donate these types of items and receive a tax-deductible receipt. In the two decades of this service, more than $300,000 has been raised with matching programs doubling the input. This worthy organization will gladly arrange pickup anywhere in Saskatchewan. SWF will assist with the transfer of firearm possession. For more information call 306-692-8812 or email

“Last Curtain Call” is the theme of the Maymont Dance Club yearend recital Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Too many parents have been taking their children to larger centres thus crippling this dance studio which has fewer registered students. This club has been in operation for more than 30 years with good dance instructors. The old saying “the grass is greener over the fence” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true. The dancers will be excited to showcase their talent.

Now that spring is here, I’ll be home in time to scout the prairies for crocuses. Good things must come to an end but our weather in Yuma, Ariz. (near the Mexican border) hasn’t been that pleasantly warm. I’m not complaining and still will have a few more days to sun tan if the rain and nasty wind would disappear.