Trochu News August 18, 2010

What happened to those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer that as kids, we never thought would end? Now they whiz by as calendars are packed with dates for special events and everyday tasks that have to be managed. It makes one's head spin trying to keep up with family and community affairs.
The Trochu Sr. Drop In Centre keeps busy six days a week as volunteers serve coffee and cookies to those who stop in for a visit, cards or scrabble games. August 10 was the day for celebrating the monthly birthdays. Elvin and Dorothy Haller hosted the event and Elvin also assisted Ed Henkel with conducting the bingo games. Winner of the blackout game was Linda Forsman. Dick Vickery was celebrating his 89th that day and provided $5 for winners of each game. If you won more than once, the prize was a can of soup. Thanks, Dick, for providing some extra fun.
We look forward to your 90th! After the singing of Happy Birthday, a photo was taken that included Dave Parrish, Vic Garson, Dick Vickery, Don Schlereth, Lily Campbell, and Diane Smith. Next birthday will be Sept. 14. Newcomers to the community are invited to drop in anytime and get acquainted. Some July birthday people hosted a day that wasn't mentioned in the column. Ed Henkel and Jim Deering celebrate the same day and Phyllis Henkel is also a July celebrant, so they combined to serve birthday cake and coffee to a packed house. Sorry that most enjoyable event was missed in this column.
Did you know that you can purchase Remember When II for $25 now? They are available at the Town of Trochu office, the Trochu Library and the Trochu and District Museum. You are reminded to get your list of people who you think were most influential in the development of the community turned in at the museum by Aug. 20. Get your votes in for Troy Niemi as our Hometown Hero and Think Pink! The Frere Band will be providing music the for the dance on the 26th. See what I mean when I mention a busy calendar?