February 12, 2013

Greetings to all.  I hope this edition finds everyone well.  Minesing’s 41st Mini-Fest took place last weekend.  Congratulations to this year’s Citizen of the Year, Debbie White and to the Youth of the Year, Kelsey McLean.  Both very deserving people who have offered such a great amount of time and effort to our community over the years.

Though attendance was down this year at the Mini-fest activities, those who attended had a great time.  The adult dance was a lot of fun with tunes by the Hired Help who always play great music and make it enjoyable for all.  There were a lot of fantastic dance moves from all who participated…some fabulous step dancing from a young man who surprised all, as we observers had no idea he could do that.  Another attendee who had not intended to dance in her Sorel’s but they did not hold her back and she danced all night long.  It was great!

After my last edition where we had the Johnston Mini-fest baby story from years ago, I received an email from Nancy Switzer (nee Lord) let me know of her Mini-Fest baby story.

“I wanted to add my daughter Jordan Switzer as a Mini-Fest baby. She was born on February 12, 1999 at about 5:30 in the a.m.

We were sitting in the audience at talent night as my son had won 1st place in the colouring contest when my labour started. Once Lee collected his prize we had to sneak out the back door (after having a chit chat with Linda and Harold Parker), dropped Lee off at my parents and went to RVH to have Jordan.”

Thanks for your email Nancy.  Does anyone else have a baby born on Mini-fest weekend?  If so, send me an email.

Have a great week everyone!  Until next time, take your vitamins and drink lots of water to keep those germs away.