Wild Pink Yonder
Photos By Lucie Roy
Members and volunteers of the Wild Pink Yonder Charitable Society riding through Legal on Thursday afternoon.
Jane Hurl, Trail Boss of the Wild Pink Yonder Charitable Society and her son Rusty Hurl, the Sheriff, presented Kareen Tucci, Legal’s Pink Trail Committee President with a miniature sign at the family event held in the Community Hall on Thursday night.
Thursday Legal held a parade down Main street with the Wild Pink Yonder horseback riders and volunteers, a pink rubber duck race with 200 ducks flowing down main street, a welcome dinner, silent auction and entertainment by Elvis and Loretta Lynn impersonators.
Two hundred meals were prepared along with two large slabs of cake served up for dessert. Hurl said they “have Pinkification Judges and they judge how much pink there is, how much creativity on main street, how much creativity around town, how much decorating of individual homes and how much community spirit.
The winners will be revealed after Sept. 15 as the fundraising portion of the competition does not close until then to make it
fair to all towns involved.
In Legal the money raised from the auction and all other events will not be revealed until the close, at which time the monies raised and judges decisions will reveal the winner.
The winner for the best decorated residential pink contest went to Bonnie and Dave Johanson. Bonnie said the planning and putting together was made possible with the assistance from her daughter Sue and the three granddaughters. Best decorated commercial went to Legal Insurance.
The winner of this year’s Pinkest Little Town in the West will receive a free music concert plus bragging rights in the form of a 7 ft. x 3 ft. highway sign.
The route for the 5th Wild Pink Yonder Charitable Society started North in Peace River country and for 23 days the riders will travel through the country, stay in Legal Thursday night then continue their journey. The riders will end their 2013 tour at the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre in Edmonton.
Signs of the times
Chris and Barrie Fullerton of Forcades Painting & Maintenance were busy replacing the signs at the facilities that fall under the umbrella of the Sturgeon Foundation Thursday. The signs at Heritage Lodge and the Lions Manor were replaced to reflect the new Sturgeon Foundation logo that was unveiled last year.
The Sturgeon Foundation’s new website was launched Aug. 23. It has information on the Sturgeon Foundation’s facilities, application forms, job postings, a news page and other content.
A new newsletter was launched in June, covering future planning and talks of the preliminary plan for a 59-unit intergenerational affordable housing building in Morinville, as well as the possibility of a family care clinic project at Chateau Sturgeon Lodge in Legal.
The new logo was unveiled by Sturgeon Foundation Executive Director Dennis
Magnusson at the 50th anniversary Gala Celebration held last October. The logo design incorporates rooftops to represent a hub of housing. The rooftops symbolize community and the levels of service provided by the Sturgeon Foundation.
The closeness of the rooftops represents a sense of security and family. The dark blue also adds the feeling of security. The burgundy symbolizes the history of the Sturgeon Foundation. Orange is symbolic for caring, warmth and happy homes.
The Sturgeon Foundation provides housing for seniors and others in need in the communities of Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Redwater, St. Albert and Sturgeon County. – Lucie Roy Photos