Arthur and Allan Dickau our small town heroes

Born in 1922, Arthur and Allan enjoyed working on the farm with their father and brothers, or assisting their mother with the household chore

Octogenarian twins Arthur and Allan Dickau of Ponoka have been nominated for the 2010 Home Town Heroes Award. These long-standing ambassadors of Ponoka are blessed with a delightful sense of humour

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For those of us who have had the privilege of knowing and being friends with Arthur and Allan Dickau, of Ponoka we wish to nominate these twins who are approaching their 90th birthday for the 2010 Home Town Heroes Award.

Born in 1922, Arthur and Allan enjoyed working on the farm with their father and brothers, or assisting their mother with the household chores. They are congenial and popular characters in the Ponoka community. You’d often see these ambitious twins travelling around, shovelling snow, raking leaves, or happily assisting those who needed a little help and warm friendship. For many years they could be seen riding around town on their old balloon-tired bikes, with a wave for everyone, while their dog, Trixie, rode in the basket or followed close behind.

Arthur and Allan have been blessed with a wonderful talent of never forgetting birthdays or special occasions, and if the weather was bad, they would sing their greetings over the phone.

You’ll always see that mischievous sparkle in their eyes. One of their favourite tricks is to switch their “I’m Arthur — He’s Allan caps, then dare everyone to guess who was who.

Their deep respect and care for everyone has always been extremely important to them, as well as their dedication and commitment to volunteering their time by visiting old friends in the hospital and showing support at many a funeral.

Arthur and Allan became great friends and supporters of the Ponoka Rising Sun Club House, taking part in the community work program for several years, and always bringing cheer and a huge appetite to every gathering. Needless to say, these kind, jovial, and long-standing ‘Ambassadors of Ponoka’ may have slowed down just a little but they will always be blessed with that same delightful sense of humour, honest spirit and the wonderful gift of expressing care and friendship to everyone they meet.

Arthur and Allan Dickau are deserving recipients of the 2010 Small Town Hereos Award.

Vote online at www.smalltownheroes.ca Arthur & Allan Dickau, Ponoka. Deadline is Sept. 15.

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