Former residents visit

Often former residents of the area come to visit their neighbours or the place they lived while here. If they haven't been back for a number of years they see many changes even in a small place like Waseca.

The Frank Read family members were residents of the area for many years. Besides farming they were active members of the community and their family of six attended school in Waseca. They eventually moved west. ending up in Victoria, B.C.

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This summer, just recently, some Read family members visited Waseca and the farm, which is south of the village.

The family of Agnes Lesyk (Hult) are honouring her on the occasion of her 90th birthday with a come and go tea to be held Sunday, Aug. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Waseca Community Hall. All relatives and friends are welcome to come for tea and bring greetings. Agnes grew up in the Walter district, then lived in the Waseca district when she married Arthur Hult and is now living in British Columbia.

Waseca's Cultural Day, to be held Saturday, Sept. 28, sounds interesting. The day will begin at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and a promise of other good food. There will be many interesting activities for all ages including Waseca's Amazing Walk, a bounce house for the children and a clown will be present making balloon animals.

Completing the day will be a performance by former resident Reg Rust and his musical family to be held at the Waseca Hall at 7 p.m. This will be preceded by beef on a bun, also served at the hall.

A committee of five members under the Waseca Recreation Board along with other community organizations will keep things moving. Watch for posters for further details, which will tell about displays such as a mini quilt show.

July 26, Arlee Lumgair, Sandra Sutherland and Chrystal Sutherland accompanied Pine Island Lodge residents to Berry View Farm for a saskatoon-picking session.

Among the many people enjoying the lakes on the weekend were the Ron Hult and Todd Hult families.

Swimming lessons will be held at Silver Lake on the first two weeks of August. There will be posters up for times.

Sandra Sutherland, Curtis Sutherland and Felicia Kelch travelled to Macklin on the weekend to take part in a two-day "bones" tournament. There were 264 teams entered.

Maurice Thomarat, Joyce Cheesborough and Mark Thomarat are spending time at Waterhen Lake for a week's fishing.

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