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Tribute paid to museum founding member

Maidstone Museum was found in 1988
corn cobs
Maidstone Museum's annual corn roast enjoys perfect weather, great attendance.

MAIDSTONE – A come and go tea was held Aug. 28 for longtime Maidstone Museum member Mae Hinde. Mae now lives at Pine Island Lodge but her daughter Trina Tuplin brought her out for the afternoon to visit with relatives and old friends.

Her brother, Bert Carpentier, wife Mary and daughter from Maymont and brother Dan and Marlene Carpentier from Lloydminster were in attendance as were a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her many friends.

Museum members miss her presence and knowledge at meetings. She is one of the few original members from when the museum started in 1988.

The annual corn roast was held Sept. 8 with a fantastic attendance. It was a financial and social success. The weatherman co-operated and served up a warm evening with no wind. A big thank you to all who attended and all who volunteered their time.

Many ate their supper and enjoyed the Yellowhead Ramblers old-time musical entertainment. The younger children seemed to enjoy running up and down the wooden sidewalks all around the village.

Tours are still available by appointment at 306-893-2890.

The museum has a number of "Saskatchewan Women of Interest" history books for sale. They make a great Christmas gift. Call Ellen or John Anderson at 780-871-3651 or Dorothy Schwartz at 306-893-2663.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the museum.