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The Tree of Hope During the month of November The Airdrie & District Hospice Society is taking pledges to honour the memoriy of loved ones passed, or to offer greetings of hope to those suffering. All proceeds from the pledges support the programming needs of the Airdrie & District Hospice Society. Please join us Saturday Dec 1 at 5:30 pm in Nose Creek Park for a special non-denominational service and lighting of the Tree of Hope. The tree will remain lit every night during the 2013 Airdrie Festival of Lights Dec 1 - 31 from 6 pm - 9 pm Please check airdriefestivaloights.com for details and how to make a pledge

Bringing You Home For 75 Years Well, I should have thought a bit more before creating a structure that had nowhere to attach a roof! My walls were two squares by two squares of graham crackers, with a large hollow in the middle of the structure. I ended up having to make internal rooms so I would have load-bearing walls to support my roof. It worked! The next task was decorating. Cheryl made the great suggestion of rolling icingcovered ice cream cones in sprinkles to make trees. Brilliant! While I was working away, I overheard a couple of the dads discussing the structural integrity of their “home designs.” It was so awesome to see the men take a technical approach. I know that the parents were having just as much fun as the kids. As far as structural integrity goes, I could learn a thing or two. Part of my roof caved in from the weight of my ‘Christmas lights’ (a border of Smarties). Apparently I need some training in engineering. One of the dads created a curved barn roof, with an overhang atop a wrap-around veranda. My gingerbread house certainly wasn’t that spectacular, but it sure was fun to play, create and decorate! At the end of the evening, the youngsters got to take the excess candy home in baggies. One little girl’s eyes really lit up when Cheryl handed her the candy bag. I love that look of excitement in a child’s eyes. It’s just how a child should look at Christmastime. life winter 2013/14 |

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