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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta JO LfTHMIOOl HIHAID Elks plan Foremost folk enjoy rodeo days Crowsnest deaf test BLAffiMORE (CNP Bureau) District deputy Ron Ceilings of the Coleman Elks lodge paid his last visit of his term to the Blab-more Elks recently and aySisted with the initiation of new member. He expressed his thanks to the local lodge for the support be received during his term of office and requested a similar courtesy for the new incoming district deputy from the Fern- ie, B.C., lodge. The Elks-sponsored mobile deaf detention unit would be making a visit to the Crowsnest Pass region this fall. Date ot arrival of the unit and arrange- j ments for service for those chil-1 dren in the area in need of an examination will be announced i FOREMOST Wutzke of Foremost, represent- ing Foremost Lions Club, was crowned 1973 rodeo queen re- cently, before a record crowd at the Maverick Mardi Gras days celebration. For the Lions Gub, who spon- sor the annual event, this year's show was bigger and better than ever. Attendance at the two day rodeo set new records for attendance; the parade was the biggest in history; the pan- cake breakfast served more people than ever before: and the crowning of the new queen drew a record attendance. The weekend enjoyed sunny weather throughout, though strong Chinook winds on the Sunday may have kept the ro- deo crowd down a little The 4-H show and sale, staged by the Pronghorn and Short- grass Beef Clubs, opened the activities, and was well at- tended Carnival activities, bingo, a ball game and a free dance rounded out the first day's pro- gram. The five queen contes- tants staged a fashion show and answered questions put to them by contest organizer Cliff Elle. Saturday morning's pancake breakfast attracted a h'uge crowd, extending it well beyond the deadline. The breakfast was served by the Foremost and District Chamber of Com- merce, led by president Dave Bemtson and Mayor Reinhold Karl. The O'Keefe special events caravan, in attendance throughout the weekend, pro- vided the public address system and music for the diners. The parade was so long it caused some problems for the organizers. Fears had been ex- pressed that it would not be a success this year because of the diamond jubilee celebration to be held July 20-22. However, many organizations used this as an occasion on which to try out their designs. The parade was led by the RCMP. marching in their red uniforms, followed by the color party and Mayor Karl and Lions Club president. Geoff Tagg. The Erie Rivers High School band were in attendance, lead- ing the two mile long parade. Foremost TOPS club took the main prize for floats. The afternoon featured fine rodeeo action in perfect weather before a near record single day crowd. A full card of activities kept the crowd entertained for two and a half hours as the cowboys tested the McGowan rodeo stock. During the week- end, about 170 cowboys parti- cipated in nearly 220 rodeo events. The beer garden, run by the Canadian Legion, did brisk bus- iness at the rodeo grounds throughout the afternoon and ATOEMS DIGUED AND BOTTLED IN BOND KK SUPEWis'ON OF THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT Three leathers. The light fantastic. What improves the light, gentle taste of a four year old whisky? Blending it with the mellow smoothness of an eight year old. And only Three Feathers does it. Sip the light fantastic. ril Your assurance of quality early evening. Live music was provided by the O.K.'s. Following the carnival and bingo on Saturday, the crown- ing of Mona Wutzke as queen highlighted the weekend. The ceremony was performed by 1972 queen, Roxanne Conway. Brenda Haraga of Skiff was the runner up. and Patricia Kerbst placed third. The other two contestants were Pat John- son and Darlene Jaffary. In the queen contest draw, a black and white portable tele- vision set was won by Kim Syverson of Foremost Rodeo action continued on Sunday before another good crowd. Blowing dust caused some discomfort to the specta- tors. The afternoon was mar- red by one or two injuries dur- ing the rodeo, but none proved to be too serious. CALF TYING Due to the heavy program it was found necessary to stage some of the rodeo events ear- lier on Sunday. An entertain- ment item was staged during the rodeo intermission. Mayor Karl challenged Mr. Tagg to a calf tying contest. Mr. Karl was the easy assisted by anchor man Dave Bemtson. s The Lion's president was as- sisted by vice president, Pete Hammel. The event provided a lot of welcome entertainment for the crowd, but there was little that the cowboys could learn from either participant. The rodeo grounds sported a new look this year, with com- pletely rebuilt fences and new chutes. They were praised by contestants and spectators alike. All money raised from the weekend's activities goes to the Lions Club's community proj- ects, particularly the swimming pool. NAGEL DEATH MILK RIVER