BORDEN — The Borden Friendship Club held their regular business meeting Oct. 12 with 20 members attending. A donation of $1,000 will be given to Little Sprouts Early Learning Centre. The Dec.8 Christmas supper will be catered to. Entertainment for the next few potluck suppers is Wilf and Joan Rice along with Ben and Lorraine Stenson for Oct. 27, Don Balzer for Nov. 24 and the Penner Family for Dec. 8. The club now has membership of 90 and the club will have a display table at the Welcome to Borden Night Oct. 20. A person has been hired to bake the birthday cakes. The next business meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 10 as the regular day is booked for RM of Great Bend elections.
The Borden Friendship Club held a fall tea and bake sale Oct. 14, with 45 out to enjoy angel food cake, whipped cream and strawberries with their beverages. The tables were beautifully decorated by Brenda Tumbach. There were two long tables of baking that were soon bought by the guests. The 50/50 of $57 was won by Rosann Carr, and there were numerous door prizes with seven going to residents, staff or family of the Borden Care Home and the other 17 prizes going to locals. A total of $665.25 was raised and will be presented to the Borden Care Home.
The Borden and District Lions held a fall supper Oct. 15 in the Borden Community Centre with over 200 adults and children enjoying the mal. Proceeds from the supper will go to various charities that the Lions support locally and elsewhere.
Borden Fire and Rescue held a fundraising barbecue at noon Oct. 16 at the firehall, serving burgers with chips and beverages and to show off renovations inside the firehall over the past few years. Their next fundraiser is a steak night Nov. 5 in the Borden Community Centre and the $25 tickets can be purchased from any firefighter. That night the Little Sprouts Early Childhood Centre will be having a silent auction in the Friendship Club Room and donations are being accepted for that until the end of October. For more information contact the village office at 306-997-2134 during business hours.
RM of Great Bend councillors elected by acclamation are: Division 1- Elizabeth Torrens (a two-year term to replace Greg Orchard); Division 2 - Brett Larsen; Division 4 - Gary Nickel. There will be an election in Division 6. Don Wirchenko and James Usselman are running. Councillor in Division 3 is Dave Amson and in Division 5, Ian Hosegood. The reeve is Kim Maxwell.