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Maidstone and District News: Generous support for festival of trees

Maidstone bowlers advance to provincial competitions.

MAIDSTONE — Maidstone Multiple 4-H Club held their monthly general meeting Nov. 14 at Milleton Hall. Two batteries or more per family are due to Tuplin’s by Nov. 30. The bowling/Christmas party potluck supper is Dec. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Maidstone. If you want to participate in the exchange, bring a gift of $15 to $20 value. Leaderama is Dec. 10 in North Battleford. December, January (changed to Jan. 9) and February meetings will be at Waseca Community Centre.

Local youth competing in bowling zone finals on Nov. 26 were Jaxsen Rowlands at seniors in Rosetown and Noah Schempp at juniors in Biggar. Jaxsen took second and is one of two bowlers advancing to provincial singles in Prince Albert Dec. 8. The youth challenge took place in Rosetown Nov. 27, with Maidstone’s Darys Blyth and Jaxsen Rowlands both winning a spot on the men’s team to play for the provincial youth challenge title Jan. 11 in Prince Albert. Congratulations to all.

Maidstone High School’s SADD group had premium balsam fir trees for sale last week. With tremendous community support, they sold out all 25 trees within two days. What a fantastic way to help our students. Remember to make smart decisions and stay safe throughout this festive season.

Maidstone Community Health Committee’s Festival of Trees was a fantastic success again this year. With 146 items donated, bidders were generous on all items. Thank you to everyone who donated, all who bid, the many volunteers who helped and Santa who posed for a multitude of pictures Thursday evening. The door prize, a beautiful arrangement from Little Green Stub Planting and Potting, was won by Jenn Foster. Funds raised go to buy comfort items for the long-term patients in the health complex, things not covered by the health authority that make living in care a little easier.

Maidstone Skating Club is cooking up a Supper to Go Tuesday, Dec. 6. The menu is sweet and sour meatballs, rice, carrots and dessert for $15. Pre-orders would be appreciated: text or call Miranda 306-221-5845 by Dec. 3.

Winter Fun Fest is on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Maidstone Museum (201 – 4th St. E.). Enjoy the lights and decorations, music, sliding hill (bring crazy carpets or cardboard only please) and scavenger hunt. Visit, warm up by the fire and have some refreshments (hot dogs, hot chocolate, coffee and a sweet treat). Fireworks will light up the sky at the end of the day.

Lloydminster Learning Council’s door decorating contest is on until Dec. 24. Send a picture of your door to pc@lloydlearningcouncil.org. Vote for your favourite on Facebook or Instagram until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 24 by liking or commenting on the post.

Reminders:

• Friday, Dec. 2 - Moonlight Madness including Santa’s visit; Maidstone Senior Jets game vs Glaslyn at 8 p.m.

• Saturday, Dec. 3 - A Not So Silent Night dinner and dance;

• Thursday, Dec. 15- Ratushniak Elementary School Christmas concert 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.;

• Tuesday, Dec. 20 - Deadline for donations to be at CIBC for Maidstone Food Bank.

 

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