Steak Supper Review

March 13 we had our first steak supper since the pandemic started. It was AMAZING! We had a great menu and so much help! We sold over 100 steaks and we think the pre ordering is the new way to go. It really reduced wait time for customers. We are very thankful to the Viking Grads that came to help us (we give money towards their grad fundraising for each grad)- Kaitlyn, Victoria, Bryce and Tianna. We also had Linda and Evan Hunt and Logan volunteer their time, which made a big difference. Massive kudos to Kaitlyn, she is awesome at working with Gene organizing the steaks on the grill.

Board VP Ashton Dinwoodie plating an order, with Gail and Evan in back.
Board President Lucy and Board Member Sarah running the bar.
We are so thankful for the CFEB grant that helped us with funding for dressing rooms and the new chiller!

Memories

One of the memories that came up on my phone was for the Pancake Supper Fundraiser we did in 2016 for a young community member who was in hospital. Our President Christine Suchy pulled together the supper and silent auction within a week and we had a great turnout. The community members rallied and raised around $3000 for the family for gas and food while they travelled back and forth to Edmonton hospital. It was so heart warming to be a part of that.

It is also cool to see how the kitchen looked before we did renovations.

Linda Pyzik, Maryiln Koch, ?, Otto Suchy, Sean Suchy, Gene Hrabec
Julianne, Linda, Dave, Gene, Sarah, Marilyn

Steak Nite!!

We are so excited to be offering our first steak night in a year!! We are going to be working with Covid guidelines and will be doing things a bit different. Firstly, you will have to order ahead of time, order form will be attached. Secondly, we will have 2 sittings 4:30-6:00 and 6:30-8:00. Tables will be set up for a max of 6 people per table. Those 6 people have to be from same household. Third, we will be doing table service. This means we will bring your loaded plate to you as well as doing drink orders to your table. We will also be offering take out service if you prefer to eat at home. We are hoping to have a few grads from Viking to help us out as well. Feel free to email, text or call your order in to carriehrabec@gmail.com or 780-235-1329

WE ARE OPEN!!

I know I said we were turning the plant off…. but Mother Nature had some different ideas for us. Since it has been so cold, our ice is still perfect! So we are open for ice rental in accordance to Alberta Health updated guidelines. So far we are able to rent to hockey groups of 10 plus coach, kids 18 and under.

If you know of any teams that are looking for ice, please pass our info on.

Burger Take Out!!

Our Famous Burgers

At the Holden Complex

Saturday 13th February 12noon-2pm

5123 – 50th St (Holden complex address)

Pick up orders only

(Unless COVID restrictions change)

Full menu will be available on Holden Today and our Facebook page,

orders before the date would be much appreciated or please text 780-235-1329

Welcome to the Holden Ag Society
Please mark what you would like 
 including condiments and drinks 
Hamburger single w onion$4 
Hamburger single $4 
Hamburger double w onion$5 
Hamburger double$5 
Cheeseburger single w onion$5 
Cheeseburger single $5 
Cheeseburger double w onion$7 
Cheeseburger double$7 
Fries$5 
Fries with gravy$6 
Onion Rings$5 
Ketchup*n/c 
Mustard*n/c 
Mayo*n/c 
Vinegar*n/c 
Salt and Pepper *n/c 
Water Free 
Pop and/or Hot drink$2 
Please state drinks here:  
  
Total  
NAME  
Phone number  
Pick up time  
*n/c No Charge  
Thank you for your continued support!!

Taking out the ice

It seems like just yesterday we worked so hard on putting the ice in and boom, it’s time to take it out. We were holding out for news that the COVID protocols would be lifted and we could utilize our ice, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. So we have made the difficult decision to take the ice out now. It is not a decision that we have taken lightly, but with no income coming in we just can’t justify the cost of keeping the plant going.

We are looking forward to the fall when we can put the ice back in and enjoy all the hockey!!

Have a safe summer!

Scholarships

Holden Agricultural Society – Scholarship Criteria 2020

Scholarship 1 – A $500 scholarship is available to a current grade 12 student at an area school who has participated in either Minor Hockey or 4H club for a minimum of 4 years (with at least 2 of those in Holden Minor Hockey or released by such if no team was available for their particular level or Holden 4-H Beef or Beaver County 4-H multi-club), to pursue post-secondary education for a minimum period of 1 year. An application by letter to the Board of the Holden Agricultural Society must be received no later than June 1st of any given year. The current board of directors will make a preliminary selection and the final decision will be made by a minimum of 5 directors as selected by the board. The award will be presented at the School awards night held in approximately September or October of that year.

Scholarship 2 – A $500 scholarship is available to a current grade 12 student at an area school who has participated in a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer work within the communities of Holden and/or Ryley with relevant work being signed off by an approved board member of an organization or staff member of a municipality, to pursue post-secondary education for a minimum period of 1 year. An application by letter to the Board of the Holden Agricultural Society must be received no later than June 1st of any given year. The current board of directors will make a preliminary selection and the final decision will be made by a minimum of 5 directors as selected by the board. The award will be presented at the School awards night held in approximately September or October of that year.

For further information please contact holdenagsociety@live.ca

Or Gail Alger 780-781-5796

AGM MEETING TONIGHT

Please join us tonight for our AGM followed by our regular meeting. We are looking for more members! We will be voting in a new executive as well as directors so there are lots of roles to be filled.

Topic: Holden Ag Meeting

Time: Nov 25, 2020 06:30 PM Edmonton

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77392176621?pwd=TVliUVhhL0k4RkpnZXBlN2lXUVpMQT09

Meeting ID: 773 9217 6621

Passcode: 0Su7w2

AAAS Regional Meeting

On November 18, 2020 we hosted the Region 5 AAAS meeting (Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies). It felt so good to get back in the kitchen! The meal we offered included our home made burgers with a few extras; fried mushrooms, bacon, fried onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles plus potato salad, caesar salad, and coleslaw. For the dessert, Carrie made chiffon cake served with whipped cream and berries. The meal was a big hit!! The meeting was very informative as well.

Thank you to Gail & Carrie for organizing, Gene for cooking, Matt, Mike, Sarah, Toni & Elaine for helping out.

AGM is approaching!

November 25/20 @6:30 is our Annual General Meeting and we are looking for more members. We are looking for members that are willing to be part of the community. We meet once a month, except July, August and September. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings, help with our fundraisers, including concession and steak suppers, and any other venture we do. Holden Ag strives to help make the Holden area a better place to live for everyone. Membership is only $5. We would love to see you there!