Petty Makofka, executive director of FCSS visits with Evelyne Heringer at the Rimbey Drop In Centre last Tuesday. Treena Mielke Photo

Senior loves living in Rimbey

Everyone friendly and helpful

Evelyne Heringer is the kind of person who brings the sunshine with her.

The lovely lady always has a smile for everyone and it seems her sunny disposition is contagious.

Being positive comes naturally to the the outgoing senior.

“We are all given a clear blank day each morning. It’s up to us to make the best of it,” she said.

Heringer, now in her ’80s, was at a ‘come and go event’ at the Rimbey Drop In on Tuesday. The event, which included lots of good old fashioned visiting, floor curling, card games, lunch, prizes and lots of fun was sponsored by Rimbey FCSS and was well attended.

Heringer moved to Rimbey seven years ago.

“I didn’t know a soul,” she said.

However, it didn’t take Heringer long to make friends and soon she became active at the Drop In Centre.

“I live right in the condos,” she said. “I just have to walk across the parking lot.”

Rimbey is a great place to live, she said.

“The people are very welcoming, I have never felt alone in Rimbey and everything a person could need is close by.”

Heringer was the former postmistress and mail courier at Carlos post office (in the Aurora district), a job she very much enjoyed.

She and her late husband Elmer also spent several years as caretakers at Cow Lake, located near Rocky Mountain House.

While she was at the Drop in event, Tuesday she enjoyed visiting and reminiscing with Peggy Makofka, executive director of FCSS.

Makofka and Heringer used to curl together many years ago at Leedale on natural ice.

Heringer has two adult children, Don and Pat Alexander. She also has seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

And they are all close by.

“They are all close enough to be visitors,” she said.

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