Huxley Celebrates Annual Slo-pitch Tournament And Reunion

Huxley Piper Cenotaph

Huxley celebrated a wonderful weekend during the annual slo-pitch tournament and reunion. There were ball games all weekend. The hall was set up with historical displays of Huxley including curling, ball, hockey, Legion, the elevators, train station, 4-H, Acadia Women’s Institute, Loyalty Sewing Circle and the schools. Special mention goes to the McCook family from Huxley celebrating 90 years of ball games and still going. There was a brief stoppage of the ball games for the Legion wreath laying and a moment of silence at the cenotaph.

At this time Clara Aellen played the bagpipes. Attention was then directed to the ball diamond where Huxley people past and present were thanked for their continued volunteerism. “We are celebrating the longevity of our community with the Legion, Community Hall, 4-H, curling and ball. With these volunteers past and present, we are able to celebrate our community. That’s something to be proud of!”

Huxley Celebration 2023

Deputy Reeve Ken King presented the 4-H club with their plaque from 4-H Alberta. “In celebration of Huxley 4-H Beef Club’s Platinum Jubilee for 70 years of incredible dedication to youth mentorship and positive youth development experiences”

Following the presentations, a delicious roast beef supper was served at the hall, catered by Gerdie’s Grill-Jana Kober. The ball games resumed. Later in the evening celebration continued at the hall with a dance. Music was provided by Katelyn Gordon. Thanks for coming out and helping us celebrate Huxley’s milestone anniversaries.