Last week in the community

The Ponoka Whitecaners peer support group hosted a Mothers’ Day tea, in English High Tea format, at Fort Ostell Museum

Farmers Market open for business: Bryan Bennett of Jelly Barn helps kick off the first day of the Ponoka Farmers’ Market May 7. It’s too soon for fresh produce but crafters helped fill the market.

Farmers Market open for business: Bryan Bennett of Jelly Barn helps kick off the first day of the Ponoka Farmers’ Market May 7. It’s too soon for fresh produce but crafters helped fill the market.

Mothers’ Day Tea at Fort Ostell Museum

The Ponoka Whitecaners peer support group hosted a Mothers’ Day tea, in English High Tea format, at Fort Ostell Museum on May 7, 2014 at noon.

Invited guests were the Wetaskiwin Twilighters, a support group for those in Wetaskiwin with low vision, and some family members of the Ponoka group. Good humour and good conversation encouraged reconnection between everyone in attendance.

A special thank you goes to Sandy Allsopp and her assistants who prepared the delicious food for the event.

Meetings for the Ponoka Whitecaners peer support group are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the St. Mary’s Anglican church, located at 5120 49 Avenue in Ponoka at 1:15 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Sue Boman at 403-783-3194 or Lynn Houcher at 403-783-2193.

Annual Seafield Fundraiser

The 25th annual Seafield Fundraiser was once again a huge success. this event was held at the home of Neil & Linda Cunnington on April 25. Many enjoyed crazy whist which was followed by a brisk auction of many lovely items. Thanks to Linda, Shane and Katie of Big Strapper Auction for donating their time and expertise, making the evening full of fun. This event raised over $6,800. How wonderful! The money raised goes to assist people who encounter unfortunate situations. Thanks to anyone who helped in any way….this is a great community event.