The Radisson Cotton Pickin’ Quilters held an open house on April 24 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. On display were the many articles the ladies had been working on since October of 2018. Between 12 and 15 ladies from the community met every Wednesday from Oct. 1 to the end of April at the Lutheran Church lower hall from 1 to 5 p.m. In total they made 67 quilts. They sent 20 to the Salvation Army and seven to a refugee family in Saskatoon in December and the remaining ones will go to Canadian Lutheran World Relief in Winnipeg to be shipped to refugee camps in third world countries. They quilted five lap blankets that went to St. Paul’s Hospital dialysis unit, and made 15 blankets that were given to local first responders. Seventeen layettes were made to go to CLWR and from the scraps left from quilting they made dog pillows, which were donated to the SPCA. The ladies also sewed 97 little dresses, which will be taken by a Gideon worker in Saskatoon to HIV orphanages in Africa. The ladies served coffee, tea and dainties to the guests who came to see all that they had accomplished.
The Borden Friendship Club met on April 24 to celebrate birthdays and listen to some great music. Blowing out the candles on the apple pies were Velora Friesen, Ann Brand, Mary Thiessen, Irene Hamp, Ed Neufeld, Bob Wardhaugh and Larry Trischuk. After a great meal enjoyed by the more than 55 present, Velora Friesen read a story about ages – teens, 21, turn 30, push 40, reach 50, made it to 60 and build up speed to reach 70 and what happens as you age. Entertaining were Don and Linda McGinnis, with Linda playing keyboard and Don on guitar. Both sang solo or duets.
Winning at the last Kaiser tournament April 23 were Gisele Blanchette, Bev Hryniuk and Larry Trischuk. The club will be holding their May supper and birthdays on the 29th and then on June 3 will be hosting senior club members from Langham, Radisson and Maymont for supper and program.
The Borden and District Farmer’s Market started the season on May 3 in the Borden Fire Hall with vendors present Karen Kerr with canning and succulent plants, Cornucopia Honey from Langham, Natalie Gramiak with baking, Eileen Petrun with baking, Cathy Young with baking and the Borden Fire and Rescue guys selling the burgers and hot dogs, going through more than 85 burgers and close to 20 hot dogs. The market will be every Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fire Hall until Oct. 3. There will be two new vendors bringing their wares this month – Brendon Parker with bannock, baking and wooden pens and Madeline Souster with Upscale Denim.