Giant figures direct wedding visitors

On Saturday, Aug. 13, Candice Graffunder, daughter of Hugh and Shelley Graffunder, married Dustin Eliason

Two large figures made out of hay bales mark the turnoff to a wedding held near Vavenby on Graffunders' ranch recently. Standing between them is Cathy Burgess

On Saturday, Aug. 13, Candice Graffunder, daughter of Hugh and Shelley Graffunder, married Dustin Eliason. The wedding was held outside at the Graffunder ranch with the reception and dance in the big red barn. There was a live band.

To help the 215 guests find the entrance to the driveway of the ranch two giant hay bale figures had been constructed. The figures’ faces were painted on, the clothing made from tablecloths, and the groom’s top hat from tires. They were definitely eye-catchers.

It was a beautiful sunny day for the wedding. On the night of the 13th, however, there was a large thunderstorm. Shelley Graffunder said that it provided a fantastic lightning show all night long.

Barbeque in September

Vavenby Trails and Recreation Society will hold a community barbeque at Vavenby Community Hall on Sunday, Sept. 18, 4 – 6 p.m.

There will be burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, pasta salad, and corn on the cob. The society is asking for a donation to help cover costs. Come out and join in the fun.