Seventy-six entered into the Alliance handicraft competition

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There were a few vendors at the market with baking.  Rob Applegate was there for the first time with farm fresh eggs. Jolene Weber has some lovely pork jerky.
Ruth Peacock came to the market and had a chance to visit many old friends.
Ed and Pam Muise went to Camrose to meet up with Ed’s brother for a visit while he is on his trip from the Maritimes.
I met David Joseph at the market this week.  He has bought the pink house on Railway Ave.  He comes from Edmonton.  It was the price of housing that attracted him to Alliance.
The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) work to improve the lives of women and their communities all around the world.  April 29  is ACWW Day.  Local Alliance women, members of Women’s Institute and others will be walking for ACWW to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing projects.  We will be walking Monday morning, April 29, starting from the Valley Inn at 10 a.m.
On Saturday the Ohaton Constituency  of WI held the annual meeting in Alliance with the Argyle Branch hosting.  Ladies came from Camrose, Roundhill, Lougheed, Bashaw, Sedgewick and our speaker was from Castor.  Kay Hauck spoke about her work with the Outreach School Program that she runs in Coronation.
It sounds like a really good program for those for whom the regular school system doesn’t work.  She was also very entertaining.
There were 76 items entered into the handicraft competition.  Laura Towers was the judge and she said that she was amazed at the high quality of workmanship.  She awarded a lot of red ribbons for first.  Donna Chalifoux supplied the lovely lunch at noon with the help of her daughter, Connie.
On Wednesday, the United Church Presbytery meeting will be held in Alliance.  This is a two day meeting in the Spring.  Tuesday the meeting will be in Forestburg.  Since Alliance and Forestburg is a two point charge, they thought it would be nice to share the meeting.  A few years ago it was done for the first time and it was the first time that many folks had been to Alliance.
We had a little work bee at the church one evening last week to fix a light, clean the lights and hang the beautiful “Lord’s Prayer” piece of crochet that Marie Rands had done.  Guy Godine and Pam LaFontaine came from next door and helped out.  Guy didn’t mind getting on top of the tall ladder.
There will be a cleaning bee at the Community Hall on Thursday.  The kitchen needs some cleaning of drawers and cupboards and it is hoped that several people will turn out to help.  If one or two from each group that uses the hall came it won’t take very long to be all spic and span.
The Alliance Castor Choir sang on Sunday afternoon.  The program was called, “This is My Song”.

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