The Maidstone Museum is closed for the winter months, but the members still meet once a month all winter. Our last public event was the annual corn roast in September, which was attended by about 150 people. Thanks goes to all who helped out with this event.
Our annual Halloween party, which s held Oct. 31 at the senior Drop In Centre, was well attended with 150 adults and children signing the guest book. Children’s door prizes were won by: Darwin Rhinehart, Keely Blyth, Karen Bullock, Patsy Quinn, Nataleigh Collins and Ward McGilvery. Ben Anderson won the trick or treat guess with a guess of 210. The actual count was 225. The prizes, decorating, treats and games were undertaken by volunteers of the museum and Girl Guide members under the guidance of Kathy Utri. Thank you to all who came to decorate, look after entertaining games and the cleanup. This event is geared toward children who are 12 years or under and their parents, with lots of treats to take home.
According to the register book, more than 300 people visited the museum over the 2019 summer season. Visitors were from England, Kamloops, B.C., Saskatoon, Biggar, Paradise Hill, Lloydminster and Neilburg, to name a few. Out of town visitors are amazed at the size and caliber of the Maidstone Museum in a town of its size, with a well kept RV park and splash park all in one area. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers who keep this museum village attractive for visitors.