Stoughton School’s seventh annual back-to-school barbecue was held on Thursday in spite of the rainy weather. The families did not get to celebrate the new playground structure for a grand opening, but they had a good time gathering indoors with the food, school staff, and community.
Richardson Pioneer was the major food sponsor and Rick Phillips did the barbecuing on their behalf.
The Happy Nun was the bun sponsor and owner Gayla Gilbertson also helped with the barbecue. Stoughton Meat Market also made a food donation.
A handful of organizations from the community had displays set up to provide families with information and answers to any questions people had.
The information tables included the RCMP, who came to inform residents of the child ID program, presented by Const. Preston. Stoughton‘s library set up a display, along with Jeryn Tanner from the Crossroads Multiple 4-H, Dee Lyke of the Newhope Horse Club with information on her personal riding lessons, and Morgan Turk played music during the event. He provided info on his guitar lessons, fiddle lessons from Donna Turk and lessons available from Jacquie Walbaum.