The Pangman Community Christmas Sing-along was held Saturday, December 12th at the Abundant Living Church. About 40 people attended in spite of an extremely chilly night.
Connie Lozinsky was the MC and various members of the community contributed to the musical evening with their guitars, drums, piano and voice selections. As well, the children delighted the audience with various Christmas riddles.
A pot luck lunch of Christmas goodies were enjoyed by all who attended.
Many thanks to all who participated, provided lunch, coffee and hot chocolate. A special thank you to Pastor Gary Penner for letting us use the Abundant Living Church for the evening.
The yearly Craft Bazaar was held at Pangman School on Saturday, December 5th.
There were 16 to 18 tables set up at the sale this year, with a variety of crafts and items for sale.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Deep South Personal Care Home had one of the tables and would like to thank all who donated baking and those who purchased baking. Draws were made for prizes and the winners were:
Jack Evans, who lives in the home, won the poinsetta
Don Allewell won the platter donated by Heather Fellner
Vi Kessler won two draws, an Xmas arrangement and an Xmas stocking
Karen McNutt won a door hanging
Stuart Klippenstien won a Porceline doll
Brenda Connor won a Tree stand.
There is still time to get tickets to our Xmas Hampers, on display at Kathy’s Place. The draw for these will be on December 18th at Kathy’s Place.
We would like to thank all those who purchased from our Table at the Craft Bazaar and who purchased tickets for our Xmas Hampers.
This year Santa Day was held on Saturday, December 5th at Pangman School. It was a great success. Santa and his elves delivered “goodie” bags to all senior residents at the home and to the children.
Movies were watched and then later drawn for. When Santa arrived there were 36 excited children in attendance.
Thanks to Wayne Lozinsky, Richard Strobl and Don Allewell for making Santa Day a success.
We would also like to thank all those businesses who donated monies to Santa Day to help pay for the goodie bags and other expenses. Thanks to the Pangman Library and the Co-op Store for goody bag fillings, and to the United Church calendar fund and Arla Hanson for donating candy canes. Also, thanks to Estella Strobl, Kathy Loucks and Ginny Allewell for filling the “goodie” bags and to Wayne Lozinsky and Don Allewell for delivering the bags.
Once again this year the Loving Lights are shining brightly in front of the Pangman Library.
This is a fundraiser for the Deep South Personal Care Home, with a minimum donation of $5.00 per name. If you have a loved one or friend you wish to remember this Christmas, fill out the Loving Lights form, make your cheque payable to Deep South Personal Care Home and drop off at the Post Office and Radius Credit Union in Pangman.
The 2009 Wall of Fame inductees were Tom Webb and Ewart Hone. The inductees were honoured on October 23rd, 2009 following the Fall Supper. Their photos and citations are on permanent display at the Pangman Community Center.
As a young boy, Tom had always wanted to skate and play hockey, but as the times were hard, work on the farm was the priority. It all started when Belt Vogeli approached Tom about coaching a hockey team in Pangman, which he did for the next 11 years. The addition to the hockey rink was built during the time that Tom was president of the Pangman Rec. Club, and he sponsored the “Webb’s Comets”. He tried to instill in the boys a dedication to the sport and loyalty to the team. In 1976 he offered to buy the Weyburn Red Wings, and was involved as owner for the next 11 years. “Promoting hockey promotes business in the community,” said Tom Webb in an interview for the Weyburn Review in 1981. The thrill of a lifetime came in 1984 when the Weyburn Red Wings captured the Centennial Cup, the National Championship of Junior A hockey. In 1995 Tom was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in Regina. Over the years he has continued to run a prosperous farming operation. Having served as a Wheat Pool delegate for District 2 and as president of the Pangman Co-op, he is currently a director of Red Coat Road & Rail, a Councillor for the R.M. of Norton, and a member of the Pangman & District Economic Development Board.
“When I see something that needs doing, I like to get it done or try to find someone to help me get it done.”. These are the words and philosophy of EWART HONE who has lived in Pangman since 1992 after retiring from farming. He is Pangman’s most dedicated volunteer who willingly gets involved in countless activities and functions in our community. On any given summer day, Ewart can be seen watering the flowers at the highway and in town or cutting grass at the gazebo park or checking the boilers at the swimming pool or trimming trees with Jack or preparing for the weekly Farmers Market. When he manages to get away for a few days fishing, the invariable question arises, “When is Ewart coming back?”. Through volunteerism, Ewart has made many friends as he greets young and old with a cheery smile usually followed by some good-natured quip. At a ceremony in Creelman in 2004, Ewart received the regional “Volunteer of the Year” Award from the South East Saskatchewan Association for Culture, Recreation and Sport under the recommendation of the Pangman Recreation Board. The award was in recognition of his many years of dedicated service as a volunteer at the Pangman Recreation Centre. Ewart’s generosity of time and spirit has earned him a well-deserved place of honour on Pangman’s Wall of Fame.
This morning was the last Farmer’s Market for this year in Pangman. There was a pancake breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and the Farmer’s Market was from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
There was a great turnout for the pancake breakfast. They had to set up tables in the back room of the Community Center so everyone could have their breakfast.
Today we had vendors selling various items, including: books, crafts, ornaments, salsa, beef jerky, homemade bread, buns and more.
The Economic Development Board would like to thank all the Vendors who have particiapted in the Farmer’s Market and hope that many will come back next year. Also, they would like to thank all those who attending the Farmer’s Market during the summer.
The Vendors would like to thank all the customers for their patronage. We hope to see many of you next summer.