Hello and good week everyone! Harvest is now beginning as the farmers are getting the combines out. I know some pea farmers have been going for the last couple of weeks but it seems like everyone else is getting a start now as well. We have had a couple brisk days that have definitely made it feel like autumn is arriving. Having said that looking at the forecast we still have some hot days to look forward to.
There will be bingo at the Community Centre on Tuesday, August 30th if anyone wants to pop in and check it out.
Delia School Enhancement Society wanted to inform everyone that the planned gazebo as well as garden box construction has been postponed. There will be updates in the future when a new date is chosen.
My last interview with a summer student was with Piper Battle. I had a chance to ask her some quick questions about what her job entails and how her summer has been.
I first asked her about what her job actually is. “I work as a hostess of the Delia and District Dawson Museum ” was her response. She said that her job requires her to “take care of the inside and outside of the museum, as well as guiding guests around and answering any questions.”
“While working there, I have got to meet some awesome people from all around Alberta and a few people from out of the province. I also enjoy history so it has been a great opportunity to know more about where I live.” This was the response I received when I asked her about some of her highlights while working at the museum.
I wanted to ask if she has had the opportunity to connect more closely to the community through her job. Her answer to this was that she definitely thinks she has. She has had community members tell her stories from their perspective from when they lived in town and explained to her what it was like. “I get to interact more with the village than I ever have before. It’s nice to know that so many people care and have faith in Delia” Piper added.
My last question I had for her was asking Piper what she planned to do in the fall. She told me “My plan for the fall is to start my final year of high school. It’s still surreal to me that I’m that old and have gone through twelve other years of school, so I’m going to try to savour as much of it that I can.”
Thank you so much to Piper for allowing the community as well as myself to learn more about her and what it is like working in the community. I hope you all enjoyed these three interviews. I think that they surrounded two incredibly important topics; our businesses that keep Delia afloat and also our youth who will be the future of this world.
That is all I have to report to everyone, for this week. I hope you have a wonderful last week of August and as always I will report back to you next week! If you have any information you would like to see in my column please send me an email at Samantha.Nelson@plrd.ab.ca.