Morinville Community High School(MCHS) Principal Todd Eistetter was cooking up homemade Italian sausages for the Meet the School Faculty Barbeque held Thursday night at MCHS. Eistetter said 25 staff members along with Peter Nolan who procured the meat, spices and equipment got together in a commercial kitchen and made 450 pounds of sausage for the event.
Eistetter said this was the first time they have hosted this event in six or seven years. “It is a good way to connect with the community, Eistetter said. They were planning for 200 to show up but more arrived, prompting staff to run out for more salads. The free barbeque was an opportunity to talk informally with school faculty and welcome in the new school year with students and parents. Enrolment is higher than last year with a total of 595 students at the school to date. – Lucie Roy Photo
Shelley Liebrecht and Ed Conley were busy painting the Wellam Building on Thursday. The building went under new ownership Aug. 1 and the new owners wanted the same colour scheme as the adjacent building, Highstreet Interiors. The Wellam building, which houses CX Shooters Supplies, The Morinville News, Office Genie, Bouchard Graphics and Higher Grounds Espresso Bar, was named after its previous owners, the Lewaniuk and Lamoureux families. The Lew portion of Lewaniuk was switched to WEL and the Lam was added to create Wellam. – Lucie Roy Photo
Flutists Deb Pare and Heather Donlevy of the St. Albert Community Band perform at the Community Services Party Thursday night. The two-hour event afforded residents and visitors an opportunity to see the programs available in the community as well as an opportunity to get full details on the cultural centre’s 2012 / 2013 concert season. The second season offers a mix of adult and youth performances. – Stephen Dafoe Photo
Gord MacDonald takes a peek inside his 1975 Bricklin SV-1 in the parking lot of Freinds and Neighbours Family restaurant Thursday afternoon. The vintage vehicle had 2,870 miles on the odometer when he bought it. The gull-winged Bricklin was assembled in New Brunswick between 1974 and 1976. – Stephen Dafoe Photo