February 21st, 2018 ~ Vol. 89 No. 8
What a Hall
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
My nephew Tanner is getting married and I decided to host his fiancé Kassidy’s shower.

Kassidy comes from good people. How can anyone who meets a DeLisle not think they are top-notch people? He is marrying into a wonderful family that will treat him as one of their own.

Well, I must say that community showers are a lost art in this day and age. I had one when I got married and it was a huge help as a young couple starting out. We were given financial donations and household items, and had a day to celebrate the fact I was getting married.

So when I decided to host this shower, I really had no clue how to do it. When you don’t have a mom anymore, where do you turn? Well, I turned to Sonya Coccioloni and she was wonderful. She took me under her wing and helped me figure out what the heck to do. She wrote out a recipe list of how to run a shower and she was bang-on regarding what to do. I had that poor woman on speed dial and I took it pretty serious. I searched eight different grocery stores looking for non-pickled asparagus because we were going to have those darned asparagus and Cheez Whiz sandwiches.
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Allison DeLisle also stepped up to the plate. She took over the duties of head decorator and cake maker. I can’t even write nicely, let alone decorate. I gave her a budget and she came in well under, which says a lot considering how magnificent the hall looked when she was done. I had a wonderful group of women in the kitchen helping me cut sandwiches and baking, serving and cleaning. What a great group of women!

As the shower started and people played bingo, I stood in the doorway of the hall and thought, “Man, what a wonderful community I live in.” People showed up in terrible weather, they bought gifts and food and gave up their time all for two young people beginning their journey in life.

Tanner and my mom were incredibly close. She would have loved to be there for his big day, but as I watched from the doorway, I honestly felt like she was there in spirit. But I’ll tell you, I would have given anything for her to have been there in real life. It’s in times like this, when I want to turn to my mom for advice, that I realize I don’t have one anymore.
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So Sonya stepping up was an act of kindness I have not seen in a long time.

Finally, I must say that I can’t believe more people don’t hold events in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church hall. It is undoubtedly the most beautiful hall we have in this community. It’s got a top-notch kitchen, it’s newly painted and it has a magnificent chandelier. You honestly can’t get a better venue for any event you put on. I suggest the next time you are thinking of an event, use that place. It’s absolutely beautiful. Whoever came up with the idea for the chandelier, well done!

So, I’ll let this editorial tell you that I am again humbled by the people of the Crowsnest Pass. What an amazing community that showed their love for the DeLisle, Sygutek and Sagrafena families.

That’s the way I see it.
February 21st, 2018 ~ Vol. 89 No. 8
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