Winning the BCCPC Halloween basket of goodies on Oct. 30 was Lee Tracksell and winning at the Borden Library tea during Library Week was Dustin Tracksell for the Dessert of the Month. The door prize went to Kay Robertson. The $200 gift basket at the Halloween dance on Oct. 26 was won by Diane Kieper of Radisson.
Upcoming is a luncheon on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Borden Anglican Church, hosted by the Anglican and United Churches, with the proceeds going to the local Christmas hampers. Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Borden Community Centre, the Riverbend Fellowship Church is hosting Teen Challenge Choir with dessert and coffee, then on Nov. 24, they are having a special Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. celebrating 10 years of holding services in Borden Hall. Pastor Tony Martens will be the guest speaker and there will be lunch to follow. Remembrance Day services are Nov. 7 at Borden School at 10:30 a.m. then on Nov. 11 the Borden Lions host the service in the Borden Community Centre with lunch to follow. The Borden Busy Bees Preschool are busy taking orders for poinsettias, with four colors to choose from at $20 each with deadline to order Nov. 18. Call Courtney at 306-321-6616.
There was a good attendance at the Borden Friendship Club monthly potluck supper on Oct.30 and celebrating birthdays were Sheila Block, Tom Popoff, Peter Thiessen and Stew Walton blowing out the candles on the cakes baked by Eileen Petrun. Entertaining for the evening was Don Balzer of Saskatoon, who played the piano and sang, also leading those present with sing-a-long sheets of many older tunes. Don closed his program with a number of gospel songs. Kaiser tournaments are Nov. 12 and 26 at 7 p.m. Bingo is Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and potluck supper Nov. 27 at 5:45 p.m.
Borden Fire and Rescue held a successful steak night, silent auction and entertainment on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Borden Community Centre. For the supper there were 270 tickets sold, so it was a busy day for the firefighters, preparing and barbecuing for that many. The proceeds from the silent auction, and there were many donations, went to help Borden Firefighter/First responder Inga Abrahamson with her recovery from a serious car accident. Entertaining were the Putt Putt Garage Band from Borden, with soloist Kendall Redhead.
Entertaining at the Borden Anglican Church the evening of Nov. 2 were the Joyful Gospel Trio from Barrhead ,Alta. The ladies attended the steak supper prior to their performing and close to 40 were on hand at the church to hear some great singing and a powerful message that the trio bring. The trio consists of Cari Blum, singing alto, Joyce Dietrich sings contralto and Colleen Derocher is the soprano voice. The ladies have been together since 2002 and tour the prairie provinces and the northern states bordering Saskatchewan and Alberta. Gayle Wensley, United Church minister, introduced the trio, who went on to sing Who is Watching, Higher than the Highest, He Touched Me, We Will Trust and Obey, In a Basket, This Moment is Ours, A Mansion on the Hilltop and In the Garden, plus more with a message relating to many of the songs. They closed with I’ve Been Changed, closing prayer and gave away one CD, which Bev Hrynuik was able to win. Everyone gathered in the lower hall for cupcakes and beverages. The trio performed at Battleford United Church the morning of Nov. 3.