Monday, August 27, 2012

Lundbreck Cornfest a big success

Robyn Dowson, Contributor

Cornfest in Lundbreck started with a hearty
breakfast provided by the MD of Pincher Creek No. 9 Council

J. Davis photo

Cornfest in Lundbreck was in a word “Successful”.  Held on Saturday, August 25, the day started out with a Pancake Breakfast at the Lundbreck Hall, hosted by most of the M.D. Councillors and some of their spouses.  We had a great turn out and everyone was raving about Tara’s pancakes, as well as the sausage patties and ham. Thank you so much to all those M.D. personnel who catered the breakfast.  It was greatly appreciated by the Lundbreck Citizens Council and by everyone who attended.  Thank you also to Chris Davis for entertaining everyone during the breakfast.

Ball tourney at Patton Park
J. Davis photo
The activities then moved over to Patton Park at around 10:30, where the ball tournament got underway.  The concession was up and running by 11 and delicious burgers were on the grill ready for the first round of ball players and spectators to have lunch. Many thanks to Dan Cleland for being our chief cook.  Delicious Taber corn was available all afternoon and we thank Chris and Shirley Hoare for looking after shucking and cooking the corn.  Thank you also to all those who helped them with the corn shucking throughout the day.  Thank you so much to Diann Piwek, Anne Molnar, Robyn Dowson and Margaret Kanashiro for running the Concession.

Ron Sekella looking after the corn
R. Dowson photo

At around noon, the ladies from the Eastern Star set up a table with their yummy pies and tarts all lined up ready to be sold.  They continued into the afternoon, then moved into the hall to sell the remainder of their goods.  These ladies work hard to sell their pies at different local functions throughout the year, so that they are able to give local high school bursaries to some lucky students.  Thank you to all the ladies and Bernie Weninger for all they have done for our schools.  It is very much appreciated.

Barry Carney (left) gets some help with the pig roast dinner
R. Dowson photo
The concession ran until approximately 4 pm, when we packed up and moved back to the Lundbreck Hall for the Pig Roast Supper.  We sold all 120 tickets by the time the breakfast was over and the hall was packed with hungry patrons.  Thanks to Barry Carney and Don Townsend of Simply Catering for roasting and slicing the pigs for us.  There was a vast array of salads brought by local citizens and a fabulous meal was enjoyed by all present.  We thank Gerry B. Kool from Lethbridge who entertained us throughout the supper. Many of the seniors raved about and sang along with his old time and country blue music.  Some even got up and danced after the supper, especially 2 young ladies who performed for us on stage beside Gerry.  Thank you so much to everyone who helped out in the kitchen before, during and after the meal.  Thanks also to everyone who helped clean up the hall and the concession building on Sunday, after they got some much needed rest from being on the go all day Saturday.

Gerry, B. Kool entertains the gang
R. Dowson photo

The Lundbreck Citizens Council also made the draw for their 50/50 ticket fundraiser.  They didn’t quite make the 3000 ticket limit, but came very close by selling 2884 of them.  Lyndsey Jones from Calgary was the lucky ticket winner of $1442.00.  Congratulations Lyndsey.  Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. The proceeds go towards upkeep and maintenance of the Lundbreck Hall.

Tired, hot, sunburned ball players made their way into the hall for supper, at around 7 PM, after the 2 top teams battled for the gold.  Hilbert Construction were the victors over the Steel Panther/Howard Brown team.  The weather was a lot cooler for them to play than it was last year when it was over 30 above.  It sounds like the 4 teams that played throughout the day had a great time and we hope you’ll come back next year.

All in all, the day went very well.  Last but not least, thank you so much to George Dowson for all the organizing and running around you did days before, as well as during the Cornfest.  It is very much appreciated.

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