The final Red Lamp Market of 2017 is set for Sept. 9 so everyone is encouraged to come out.                                File photo

The final Red Lamp Market of 2017 is set for Sept. 9 so everyone is encouraged to come out. File photo

Donalda Museum Day a wonderful success

Visiting families and locals alike take advantage of Museum Day

Museum Day, put on by the Donalda Museum Aug. 19, was a wonderful success with a larger number of people taking advantage of the free admission into the museum.

Everyone was delighted at the large number of lamps within the collection, but also the many other local artifacts that are on display.

A number of families also took part in a scavenger hunt that led them on a little adventure, showcasing the many highlights of Main Street in Donalda. There were also a few people who took advantage of the silly photo props at the Big Lamp to make their photos a little more fun. The museum would like to thank all who came out.

It is election year for municipal governments in Alberta. Nomination day for candidates is Sept. 18. If the number of nominations exceeds Donalda’s three council positions, an election will be held on Oct. 16. Prospective candidates can obtain election information from the Village of Donalda returning officer Jason Olson at the village office by calling (403) 883-2345. As well, election information can also be found online at

The Donalda Gallery for the Arts will be featuring the art work of Doris Banziger in “Breath of the Wilds” until Sept. 10. This exhibit showcases a combination of acrylic and oil paintings, as well as delicate drawings and painted feathers. Don’t forget to check them out on Facebook for upcoming exhibits and other local events.

The Wild Pink Yonder group enjoyed Donalda and the coulees so much last year that they will be back again for September Long Weekend starting on Fri Sept 1. If you would like to ride with them on any or all of these days please contact Becky Clement at 403.883.2436. The Ag Society has donated the grounds and the area and kitchen for this group. Thank you. If you want to book a campsite please contact the Ag Society. If you wish to donate to Breast Cancer Research in Alberta please contact Bruce at 403.883.2943.

The last Red Lamp Market of the year will take place on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, right next to the World’s Largest Lamp. Vendors are asked to pre-book by calling Amanda at (403) 741-6095.

There will be a turkey dinner — hosted by the Donalda Museum — on Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Drop-In Centre. The menu consist of roast turkey, dressing, gravy, dreamy mashed potatoes, buttered carrots, corn, yummy beets as well as salads, buns, beverages and desserts. For more information, call (403) 883-2100 and please come support the Donalda Museum.

Birthday wishes this week go out to Chad Montgomery, Cheryl Charles, Joseph Bromeling, Claus Mueller, Loverna Dahl, Sheldon Donald, Sheryl VanHaga, Janine Dalueg, Janet Bergstrom, Jared Berry, Miriam Bromeling, Trena Helfer-Thomas, Ava Leigh-Lovelace, Brooke Wilkie, Kasen AnneMarie Smith, and Robert Knudtson. Happy birthday to all.