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Maidstone and District News: Museum activities shift to Halloween plans

Kin Club Maidstone recognized nationally with two awards.
Grace Community Church Youth Group met for a kickoff at Pastor Alex and Melanie’s home Sept. 12.

MAIDSTONE — Maidstone Museum board met Sept. 12 with seven members present. Welcomed was Mark Foster, new town of Maidstone representative. The annual corn roast was a terrific success. Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the meal, blacksmith demos and scavenger hunt. Thank you to blacksmiths Dave Huber and Greg Rigden, whose skills fascinated a good crowd all evening. Winners of the scavenger hunt were: child - Sage Eggeson and Addyson Young; adult - Ava Rigden and Noah Schempp.

The museum’s weekend hours are over until next spring, but call 306-893-2890 or John 780-871-1027 if members can still be of service. Tours are available by appointment until it gets too cold to continue. Appreciation is extended to summer student, Mamie Granger, for a job well done, and to all the volunteers who lent a hand throughout the season.

Winterizing of buildings and grounds was discussed; repairs continue while weather permits. Halloween plans were put in place. Eileen will organize activities at the museum for elementary school students. Kathy will organize the Howl-oween Spook-tacular community handouts for kids at the seniors’ centre on Oct. 31. Watch for posters or call Kathy Utri 306-893-2799 for more information.

Grace Community Church Youth Group started up again Sept. 12. They had a hotdog roast and planned what they’d like to do this year. Meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday until June. All youth in Grades 7 and up are welcome. Contact Melanie at 306-716-6682.

Maidstone Minor Hockey held their organizational meeting Sept. 12. Thanks to all the volunteers who signed up for coaching and managing this year. It’s going to be an exciting hockey season. Team meeting is set for Sept.19 at 7 pm in the warm room. Coaches, assistant coaches and managers please plan to attend. Trainers are also welcome.

Youth bowling (YBC) started Sept. 13 after school. It will run every Tuesday and Wednesday, with another day added if needed. Contact Maidstone Bowling Alley 306-893-4439.

After just one year of service, Kin Club Maidstone is proud to be recognized nationally with two awards: the Boake Efficiency Award and Outstanding Boake Efficiency Award. They held their first general meeting of the 2022-23 Kin year Sept. 14 at Maidstone seniors’ centre with future plans, new ideas and new events discussed. Anyone interested in helping The Kin Club Maidstone help our community, please send a message on their Facebook page.

Maidstone Skating Club registration meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. upstairs at the arena. The learn-to-skate program, one or two days a week, is for anyone whether they want to continue as a figure skater, go on to play hockey or just skate for fun. STARSkate is for those who have completed the Canskate program and synchronized skating is for those who want to perform together as a team. Participation in the carnival is optional. Contact Tracy Lee Pratt 306-425-0560.

Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H Club’s first meeting is Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Milleton Hall, 22 kilometres north of Maidstone on Highway 21. 4-H offers the opportunity to explore anything that piques a member’s interest. More than 50 projects include a make-your-own option. Anyone ages six to 25 is encouraged to check out this program. Call Deiedra Blyth 780-205-2684 or Kristin Shantz 306-903-7401 for more information.

It's inspiring to see so many opportunities in our community. Two sayings come to mind: “It takes a community to raise a child” and “Many hands make light work.” Don’t hesitate to volunteer if you can be of assistance to any of our organizations.

If you have any Maidstone area news, please let me know. Email, text 306-893-7378 or phone 306-893-2799. My deadline is Monday so please send it early.