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Alida news - anniversary for an area business

Alida Farm and Auto Supply has been successful for many years.
Alida Farm and Auto
The Alida Farm & Auto Garage celebrated its 25th anniversary recently.

ALIDA - The 25th anniversary celebration for the current owners of the Alida Farm & Auto Supply Garage was July 15.

The business was purchased in July 1997 by Grant Barber and Jenny Riersgard. After looking up the history of the garage, it was noted that Grant and Jenny are the ones who have operated this type of business the longest.

At around 5 p.m., they began to serve up some refreshments along with hamburgers and potato chips to those who stopped by to wish them the best. Jeff Cowan of Regina gave a quick little toast on behalf of himself and those present to Grant and Jenny for so many good years of serving the community with such a great business.

Congratulations Grant and Jenny for a great 25 years and hopefully many more to come.

A fun day was held at the Alida Swimming Pool on July 14, with free swimming from 1-8 p.m., sponsored by the Prairie Pride Credit Union’s Alida branch.

The CU staff was on site from 1-5 p.m.. handing out free freezies and prizes during the games. There was a good crowd in attendance and everyone seemed to have a great time. The Alida Rec. Board hosted a bouncey castle free during the same time and later in the afternoon they held a supper of pulled pork and hot dogs. Once again the supper was well attended and everyone enjoyed the activities.  

Congratulations to the Carnduff U15 Astros ball team who played in the provincial U15 Tier 5 ball provincials this past weekend in Carnduff and won the final. Keagan Patton pitched the final inning. Attending the games from Alida were Trevor and Shari Patton and Leonard and Lil Patton.