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Hungry contestants ready for spaghetti eating fundraiser

    The Drumheller Boston Pizza is cooking up an extra large batch of pasta for the upcoming spaghetti eating contest to be held on Wednesday, November 9.
    The contest is broken down into four categories: 12 and under, 13 to 17, 18 and over women, and 18 and over men.
    Contestants are judged on who can eat the provided portion the fastest, with prizes for the winners. There will also be a reward for the participant who raises the most money.
    To gain entry to the contest, participants will be collecting pledges until November 9. All money raised will go to the Salvation Army.
    Last year the contest was able to raise $5486.87 for the Salvation Army. Dylan Jensen collected the most money of any participant, raising $1514.56.
    If interested in donating prizes, or any questions, contact Stacey Stewart, General Manager of the Drumheller Boston Pizza, at 403-823-9700. 


Legacy Fund continues tradition of saurian sized donations

    Three World’s Largest Dinosaur Legacy Fund awards were given out on Monday, October 24 to organizations in the area.
    The President of the DDCC, Barry Fullerton, presented Lorie Penner, Regional Coordinator of Junior Achievement, and Linde Turner and Mellissa D’Onofrio-Jones, outgoing and incoming Directors of the Library with cheques for $2600 and $1150 respectively.
    The Rowley Community Hall Association also was awarded $2250.
    Junior Achievement will be using the money to help fund programs offered to students in Drumheller.
    These awards mark the first time any of these three organizations have been recipients of the Legacy Fund.
    Since the opening of the World’s Largest Dinosaur in 2005, donations have been awarded by the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce (DDCC) to local organizations. A portion of the revenues generated by the World’s Largest Dinosaur is put aside for the Legacy Fund.
    There were twelve applicants for the awards this time. “We like to spread the money around the community as much as possible,” said Fullerton.
    The Legacy Fund will be awarded again in March 2012.

Trick or treat in downtown

    The witching hour is near for youngsters, and again this year they can head downtown for the annual Trick or Treat.
    This is the eighth year the merchants of downtown Drumheller have hosted the event. It is a safe time for youngsters to have some fun and load up on sweets.
    Roxanne Clarke of the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce said once again they are seeing great participation from merchants and this year they are invited to get in the spirit by ”spooking up” their business.    
    There will be a people’s choice poll and the winner will be featured in The Drumheller Mail. Anyone can vote for their favourite  at ReMax, Chinook Credit Union, Merle Norman, DARTS, Fine Photography or Riverside Value Drug Mart.
    The Downtown Trick or Treat goes on Halloween from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Even before the tiny ghosts and ghouls come out, they can participate in the ReMax Pumpkin Carving Contest. There are categories for youngsters under 6, ages 10-15 and 16 and over. Bring your entries to ReMax between 3 and 3:30 p.m. on Halloween. Judging is at 3:45 p.m.
    The downtown event wraps up by 6 p.m., giving youngsters ample time to do a little trick or treating around home.


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